Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Art

The Art Department enjoys excellent facilities including a purpose-built cabin for A Level students which offers spacious, individual work areas, outstanding natural light and a beautiful exhibition space.

The art department for me has been the focus of my studies at this school. Art has always been a great passion and talent of mine and the addition of the new Art cabin is great. This space is very special, giving each student a studio space where we can develop our work. This is something you would normally only expect at Art College. Having my own personal space, good quality materials at hand and one to one teaching  I have been able to thrive in a way that I don’t think I would have at any other school."
Year 13
Girl
  • Specialist staff have a breadth and depth of experience and skills to deliver the very best education to all our students. As a result, students experience various skills and processes including, amongst others, ceramics, Photoshop, painting, conceptual art techniques, mixed media, creative art textiles and glass fusing.
  • Aldenham Art students are encouraged to develop their art independently with the advice and guidance of their teacher. There is a strong emphasis on exploration and enquiry, especially at A Level.
  • Regular trips to exhibitions and museums, together with practical workshops by visiting artists, ensure we offer Aldenham Art students many opportunities to expand their understanding of the world of art and develop their skills and techniques as well as broaden their contextual appreciation. These experiences are built on in the classroom to inspire students’ own art. Art exhibitions celebrate the ongoing successes of our students.
  • Students have the opportunity to enter competitions throughout the year. Outstanding entries are often acknowledged nationally in publications and with awards and prizes such as the Painter-Stainers Award which was won by an Aldenham Art student last year.
  • On successful completion of their A Level course, many Year 13 Art students leave Aldenham and commence fantastic Art courses at outstanding universities. We are very proud of all the achievements of our Art students. Art scholarships are available to students at all points of entry.
Outstanding art department ... fabulous work on display."
The Good Schools Guide

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Aldenham Foundation