In the Art department we aim to combine pupils’ enthusiasm with tangible skills and techniques by ensuring that lessons are tailored for maximum time manipulating plastic materials. Pupils are encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas through the use of a variety of Art materials including painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed-media assemblage, sculpture, photograph, digital print or video. The department’s main goal is to allow for the development of confident young Artists who can apply their imagination and experience to a creative piece. Constant encouragement is provided within an open studio setting to allow for the discovery that is inherent to creative practice.
In the Art department we want pupils to believe that regardless of age or experience, Art is a skill that can be learned, for them to develop confidence in approaching an artist problem/activity and to apply their Art knowledge and abilities across all of their subjects while at NHP and beyond.