Artisan takes place after school in the College Art Department and is available to Lower School pupils. Artisan affords pupils the opportunity to enjoy Art and Design in a broader context than the curriculum, through cross curricular and out of school opportunities. Many of the projects are pupil-led and promote team work and independence.
Pupils are able to employ and enrich the skills they have learned in their Art and Design lessons and engage in activities such as puppet making, prop design and kite construction. Pupils also have the opportunity to enter local, national and in-school creative competitions for which they can demonstrate their drawing, painting, printing and 3D construction techniques.
Through these activities, pupils gain confidence in the use of materials and processes. This enables them to express themselves creatively and with enthusiasm. This not only helps pupils within their own arts process but across all subject boundaries.
Da Vinci Club
Da Vinci takes place during lunchtime in the Design Technology (DT) Department. It is an opportunity for Lower School pupils to further develop the practical skills acquired in DT lessons and to enjoy aspects of DT that they may not experience through the curriculum.
Through both individual and group work, pupils engage in a wide variety of activities, enhancing their understanding of materials and processes. This allows the pupils to express their individual creativity in a more relaxed environment. This confidence and ability stands them in good stead across subject boundaries and feeds back into their wider Design Technology practice.
In Da Vinci Club pupils work with various mediums such as plastic, wood and textiles to design and manufacture interesting products such as mobile phone caddies, puppets and t-shirts.