Art and Design
Art at Knightsbridge School nurtures the creative abilities of each student to fulfill their personal creative potential. Our Art curriculum places a large value on diversity and students learn about artists and craftspeople from a broad range of cultures and backgrounds. Art is considered as both a tool for individual self-expression and a way of further developing school and community based values. There is a focus on cross curricular learning, with pupils learning how art, science, history, maths, and technology intersect. Students are encouraged to observe the world around them, to identify the connections and patterns that surround them and to be active agents in the development of their ideas. Students learn drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, collage and sculpture. As well as developing skills in graphic design, lens based image making, fashion design, and illustration. Through the Key Stages 2-4, students are taught in a professional style studio by one of our experienced and dedicated art teachers.
The location of both our sites means students regularly visit London galleries such as The Royal Academy of Arts, The V&A and Tate Britain, as well as having access to The National History Museum and The Science Museum within 5 minutes from Pont Street.
Art and Design at GCSE is a two year course which develops students’ ability to work independently and to create personal responses to the world around them in a creative way. The course develops their skills in drawing and painting and encourages students to explore new ways of working in a medium of their choice. Students are required to analyse sources and develop both their knowledge and understanding of materials and skills, as well as their critical thinking and communication skills.
Our enrichment programme includes our annual Arts Week, when we host local artists and guest speakers from different art and design based vocations in order to inspire our students to take up future careers in the arts. As well as community based artist studio visits and our annual KS Summer Art competition and exhibition, where students across the whole school are supported to create and exhibit a personal, creative response to a theme in a medium of their choice.