Art and Design

Art and design is one element of the creative arts department at Queen Ethelburga’s and shares the skills and resources of the design and technology department to offer a range of subject routes that go beyond the traditional subject choices.

Students are introduced to art very early in the school and are encouraged to explore their creativity through a range of 2D and 3D media and to experiment with analogue and digital approaches to realising their artistic intentions.

Through Key Stage 3 these skills are developed through a wide range of stimulating tasks and, because of the experience, many students choose to continue to GCSE level study and beyond.

A large range of well-equipped rooms staffed by experts in their specialist areas offer routes through fashion, fine art, photography and 3D craft allowing students to choose from many different areas of focus from sculpture and painting to architecture and jewellery.  They have the freedom to explore their creativity in accommodation that is inspirational and well-resourced, and the work produced, which is often award winning, adorns the corridors around the school inspiring the next generation of artists and designers.