The Art Department is an exciting, vibrant and creative hub at the heart of the school. All pupils from reception to year 7 enjoy specialist weekly lessons and a number of clubs are run after school for those who want to explore their creative potential further. All pupils have sketchbooks in which they are encouraged to develop drawing and painting techniques and to research the work of other artists or the art of other cultures. Gallery trips are a regular feature in the life of the department and pupils also prepare work for competitions. Exciting pupil work such as large scale mosaics is on display throughout the school.
Mrs Williamson is a practising artist with fifteen years’ experience as an art specialist. She has a degree in Art History, an MA in Art, Craft and Design Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking. She was absolutely delighted that the Department was recently able to purchase a small etching press for the children to use.
Mrs Muscat is a Visual Arts teacher with 26 years’ experience in both Primary and Secondary schools in both the UK and Australia. She has a Fine Arts Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in Education. She is delighted to have joined Mrs Williamson as part of the Chepstow House School Art Department.