Art at Kingswood is an exploration of the senses. Children's talents are valued and nurtured in a warm and inviting environment. Extra-curricular activities have included Ceramics, Recycled Art, Painting and Drawing, Batik and Crafts; the door is always open to those keen enough for even more!
The key elements of art (Line, Form, Space, Shape, Texture, Tone and Colour) are visited in a wide range of ways throughout the school, in exciting projects such as papier-mâché parrots, ceramic bookends, Picasso portraits and printed books illustrated by our Year 4s, to name but a few. Specialist techniques are used regularly including print-making, batik, acrylic painting, metal embossing and digital image-making.
We are proud to have our own kiln in the school and the children have become familiar with using glazes and oxides to enhance their clay designs. Competitions are run throughout the year and each child designs their own greetings card, which is then professionally printed to take home. We have had workshops with local artist Edwina Bridgman and have after school activities for Pre-Prep pupils run by artists from Bath Artists' Studios, in which the children can work towards an Arts Award.
Whether it is designs for the School Play or making exciting displays around the school, the children are at the heart of our creativity, showing ambition is always in abundance.