A new studio at Gad’s Hill is inspiring students to create and further develop their artwork throughout the whole of their Senior schooling.

Designed to be more of an innovative space, rather than a classroom, the workshop is fitted with top-end equipment and personal creative supply stations, allowing the children to embrace and express their artistic talents.

It features pieces from fellow and former peers to help pupils make greater visual connections in class, and reflect on their own artistic progress.

Art teacher Miss Rachael Baker said:  “All artists benefit from working in a more visual way.

“They are able to discuss and plan better by seeing different stages of work on display and, with hard work and enthusiasm, aspire to reach new goals.”

From September, all year seven to GCSE students will learn more ‘mixed media’ methods, for example, work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage, and create portfolio standard pieces that will be eligible for national competitions.

Miss Baker added:  “Our year 11s have enjoyed great successes at art contests throughout the UK and we are confident that our younger pupils can too.

“I am really looking forward to introducing our new year seven cohort to the new art room and, of course, continuing to work with the older classes.”

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