St Edmund’s School is renowned for the superb standard of its Art Department, which encompasses various material-based studies under the following headings:
Fine Art: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media (2D and 3D), digital photography and computer graphics
3D Design: ceramics (modelling, sculpture, pottery)
Photography: film and digital. Conventional darkroom techniques as well as computer-aided approaches.
Consistently high grades at GCSE and A-Level have secured places for our pupils at leading universities and colleges of Art and Design.
Art Scholars benefit from regular visits to exhibitions in the UK and Europe. The Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery are frequent venues. Sixth Form pupils usually spend time studying and visiting the major galleries in Paris. All these visits generate research into the work of artists, designers and art movements that are an essential part of the course. Work by pupils is featured in public exhibitions and there are permanent displays of their work throughout the school.