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 children 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

Creative Arts News

Year 6 Play

December 4, 2023

Well done to Year 6 for their brilliant performances of “Around the World …

Early Years Concert

November 22, 2023

What a success our first Early Years Concert was! Earlier in the term, the c…

Year 7 Informal Concert

October 16, 2023

It was a chilly start to our Year 7 Informal concert last week but the room …

Year 5 Informal Concert

October 9, 2023

We had such a variety of instruments playing in our Year 5 Informal Concert …

Year 6 Informal Concert

October 2, 2023

Our Year 6 Informal Concert was an enormous success. Everyone was excited to…

Year 6 STEAM project

September 27, 2023

Today saw the first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) …