The Art School is a beautiful, dedicated space flooded with light and brimming with talent. It has some of the best views of the College grounds, and pupils love working here feeling that they are following in the footsteps of our notable Old Epsomians, Graham Sutherland, John Piper and John Wells.
The Art School hosts an array of co-curricular activities, both for artists following GCSE and A-level and for enthusiastic amateurs.
Open to all year groups, a wide range of skills is taught enabling pupils to explore their creative potential in this area. The course covers many aspects of pottery from developing ideas, practical skills and ceramic theory, including hand-built pottery, decoration, glazing and throwing on the potter’s wheel.
This time is reserved for our exam pupils; they are free to come into their studio space and to continue developing their coursework. This facility is vital in order to meet the rigorous demands of GCSE and A-level. Advice and support are available if required, but most importantly Art Focus Time provides pupils with the time and space to stand back from their work and to consider a range of creative possibilities and to develop personal direction and enthusiasms.
Pupils are engaged and committed, but also enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere in the Art School, that encourages curiosity and independence.