The Art department allows all our girls at Eaton House The Manor to explore different artistic styles and techniques, creating a well-balanced appreciation for the visual arts.
We encourage self-expression through a wide range of creative experiences both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, often making links between the girls' own work and that of famous artists.
Our art projects immerse the girls in their exciting class themes, encouraging each of them to creatively explore the different topics. We introduce many different techniques which include drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media. We look at various famous artists and familiarise the girls with many of their styles – learning to draw inspiration from artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet and Cézanne.
We aim to work in a cross-curricular approach, and link our artworks to the themes or activities being studied in other subjects. The techniques explored include drawing, painting, printing, sculpting and mixed media. We are passionate about art history and often refer back to the timeline, drawing inspiration from some of the greats – Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Cézanne and Warhol to name a few. We are privileged to be surrounded by museums and galleries in London and have enjoyed trips to the National Gallery and the Tate Modern.
We run an art scholarship programme for Year 5 and Year 6 girls who show great potential in art. The girls who are selected attend three sessions a week where we help to further develop their passion and skill for art, putting together a diverse portfolio of work to submit to potential senior schools for an art scholarship. The girls are encouraged to keep a sketch book and work on art compositions in their own time.
A range of exciting extracurricular activities is offered all year round. These include Junior and Senior art clubs and craft club as well as the art scholarship programme.