The Art Department at Newton Prep is a vibrant and dynamic hub where exciting and innovative creative work takes place alongside reflective thinking.
We have two spacious art studios, specialist teachers, a dedicated assistant and a visiting professional artist who extends some of our more able pupils. Drawing underpins all of our projects and each child from Year 3 to Year 8 has their own sketchbook. This is used extensively for the development of technique, the exploration of ideas and research into the work of artists and the art of other cultures. Our curriculum covers drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture.
We have our own kiln room enabling us to fire children’s ceramic work. Trips to galleries and museums feature regularly in our schedule and we also offer workshops with visiting artists.
The department has an excellent record for successfully supporting pupils who apply for art scholarships at a wide range of popular senior schools.
There are a number of creative clubs on offer each week and we aim to provide a fun, relaxed setting for all children who enjoy exploring their creative potential as an extra-curricular activity.