Shrewsbury School

Art and History of Art

More detail about all of our academic faculties can be found in our Third Form Curriculum document, our Fourth Form Curriculum document (leading up to GCSE) and The Sixth Form and Beyond.


Head of Faculty: Mrs L. Caddel

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The Art Department gives pupils the opportunity to practise or study a deeply rewarding subject – a subject which will take them far beyond the narrow confines of any exam specification to become a passion for life.

From 3rd form, pupils are given a strong grounding in the basic skills of observational drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D.These skills provide the basis for individual creative development in the Sixth Form where pupils can choose between three separate A Levels – Fine Art, Photography, and History of Art.

As pupils develop as creative individuals they will be exposed to a wide range of art and artforms. We are proud to cover a huge variety of contemporary artists and practices in the faculty, simultaneously upholding the high quality for which the department is known. We offer a full programme of trips including day trips to local and national destinations such as Tate Liverpool, IKON gallery, London Tate Modern etc. and an annual residential weekend either for drawing en plein air, or to experience a European city to explore its art, architecture and culture.

The Art School is centrally located on the school site and is a wonderful building with many large and light studio spaces and two galleries for exhibitions of pupils’ work and visiting artists. There is also a lecture theatre for talks and workshops by visiting artists, photographers and art historians.

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