Co-curricular at St Christopher's

Co-curricular at St Christopher's

‘Art develops spiritual values and contributes a wider understanding to the experience of life which helps build a balanced personality'. (Bridget Riley, painter) 

Our Art Department is a warm, inclusive and encouraging space for pupils to explore Art in all forms. Our programme of studies offers rich and diverse opportunities to extend and develop pupils’ art skills and knowledge, and make links with other areas of the curriculum wherever appropriate.

Educational visits to art exhibitions in both local and national galleries, local landmarks, and cross-curricular trips all inspire a range of projects.

The use of ICT is also used to enhance personal learning and research into artists, craftspeople and designers.

Visitors in the creative arts are invited to run workshops in the school.

Art forms an important part of the Pre-Prep, where it is taught by form teachers from Reception to Year 2.

Excellence in art is celebrated through vibrant displays beyond the art room into all areas of the school. Art assemblies give pupils the opportunity to show and talk about their work and projects. Annual public art exhibitions are held, and this year, 2022, saw our first participation in the Artists' Open House Festival, which is part of the Brighton Festival. All pupils are encouraged to enter a variety of art competitions and events such as ‘The Big Draw’. School plays, concerts and charity fundraising also provide opportunities to participate in set design, programmes and posters.

Upper School pupils who show exceptional interest and talent are encouraged to submit portfolios of work for a range of 13+ art awards and scholarships. After school art clubs are offered to our pupils to encourage them to come along and experiment further with a variety of media and subjects. 

For any further information, please contact Mrs Sarah Watson, Head of Art, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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