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All pupils take art lessons for one double lesson a week. A wide variety of creative techniques and media all form part of the carefully structured syllabus. These include fine art, sketching, charcoal work, ink painting, acrylic and watercolour painting, screen printing, lino printing, collage, mosaic, batik together with a wide variety of clay work, constructing sculptures from recycled objects, wire, willow and paper mache.
Throughout the year we regularly visit local as well as London and Oxford Art Exhibitions. The boys in Year 6 have the opportunity to attend a Residential Art Trip each year which is based in St.Ives, Cornwall. Residential and day art trips are also available to the potential Art scholar boys.
Art Scholarships are regularly awarded to Elstree pupils; the pupils’ work is also regularly entered into many local and worldwide art competitions, at which we have had many success stories throughout the years.
Head of Art Department: Joan Syckelmoore