Art is taught by our art specialist, a talented painter whose work has been exhibited in many locations including The Royal Academy. Drawing is the foundation of all art skills and at The Village School for Girls there is a lot of experimenting with a wide range of drawing media such as pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk, oil pastels, pen and ink. In these activities, perspective, tone and form are all looked at. Painting is explored through watercolour, inks and acrylics with the girls finding tones through colour mixing and seeing how light affects colour. Ideas and concepts include self portraits, portraits of others, still life, landscapes, natural forms, animals, flowers and fruits.

3D is also studied in a number of projects including mask-making, modelling clay animals and African artefacts and creating Egyptian mummified cats from clay, papier-mâché and cloth. Other activities include printmaking, relief prints in polytile and lino, textile designs, prop making, poster designs and Christmas card designs.

The girls use their artwork as a medium to study artists and cultures which range from Ade Adesina or The Bloomsbury Group to Vincent Van Gogh and Alexander Calder. This is further enriched with trips to the Tate, British Museum, V&A and Kenwood House.

History of Art is also taught in the Upper School and there is an art scholars program in Year 6.

In the spring term, girls’ artwork is annually selected for exhibit at the Royal College of Art as part in the Young Art exhibition, with monies raised going to Cancer Research. In the summer term, the school holds an art exhibition where girls’ artwork is displayed and a charity auction will take place.

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“The Village School is a place where anything is possible. It is full of ambition and creativity and offers a warm and nurturing environment where girls are happy and thrive.”

Parent – Summer 2023


"If I knew what the picture was going to be like, I wouldn’t make it… The challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of”

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