The Cambridge Lower School Art and Design is designed to excite, inform and skill young artists. It is also designed to build confidence and enjoyment of drawing, painting, mixed media, 3d design/sculpture. Students learn a lot about artists, cultures and art history and how these can inform their artistic expression.
Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.
Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of researching key concepts, artists, cultures and art history that will inform their making.
Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework, grades and teacher feedback. Additionally parents can arrange consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.
A carefully curated 2 year programme of activities designed to build pupils’ confidence, knowledge and skills. All of the formal elements are explored; line, shape, tone, form, colour, texture, working with media and materials, mixed media, 3d/sculpture. This endeavour is connected to the work of artists, history and culture, through skills exercises, group projects, art projects, stand-alone artworks during this key stage of artistic development.
Basic drawing and painting materials will suffice for the completion of this course. The recycling bin is a treasure trove of colours, textures, forms which are ideal for mixed media and 3d work.
Mrs. Rees is a highly experienced artist and educator with over 20 years of teaching experience at IGCSE, A Level and Foundation Diploma. Friendly and patient, she communicates requirements most effectively and in a way that is inspiring and very enjoyable to learn. Grades in her class are considerably higher than those expected in most schools.
How to apply
Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!