From Year 2, children benefit from lessons with a specialist subject teacher.
Lessons take place in the dedicated and well-equipped art studio, where pupils are given the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials and techniques including collage, painting, drawing, 3D design, ceramics, sculpture, print making, textiles and photography.
Pupils enjoy two hours of art lessons each week. An emphasis is placed on drawing and painting skills during lessons, with pupils exploring a variety of themes ranging from portraits to landscapes, as well as creating work inspired by other artists and cultures.
Pupils explore the subject through a thematic approach, culminating in work being displayed throughout the school for pupils and parents to admire. The school is full of artwork and this ensures every child has a feeling of pride and ownership.
Senior School art students regularly volunteer at the Prep School and this creates a wonderful partnership between the two sites. Artists from the Sixth Form will visit the classroom to discuss their own work, whilst helping pupils with their own ideas and designs. Pupils have the opportunity to visit the art studios at the Senior School.
Art is a unique and exciting experience at Rydal Penrhos Prep School, it is a place where pupils can develop their communication and creativity skills while also building their self-confidence. Above all they have the freedom to express themselves and have fun.