Whether it is taking part in after school art activities, having work exhibited at the annual Foundation Schools’ Exhibition in London or learning how to operate laser cutter, art is a popular subject throughout the school.
The art department at Queen Anne’s School is a bright and inspiring space, flourishing with creativity in a range of artistic mediums. The girls explore a wide range of areas of art and design including drawing, textiles, ceramics, photography and history of art. Queen Anne’s also offers the teaching of animation and digital art, with specialised workshops for art scholars and general workshops for students who are interested in building upon their animation skills.
Art and design at Queen Anne’s aims to give students a broader understanding and experience of art and design techniques and issues; raise awareness of the art historical context in which they are working; develop more advanced recording and painting techniques, as well as to design and work in three dimensions. We are passionate that our art department is no longer just about art by “dead white men” (as our Head of Art and Design calls it) and this year we have focused on women’s art and art from non-European cultures, as well as political art.
THE ART CURRICULUM
Our Art building boasts 14 studio spaces, which include: dedicated studios for AS and A2 students with en-suite computer facilities, a ceramics studio, kiln room, plasterwork studio, moulding and casting studio, machine workshop and a lecture theatre. The first floor is home to a large teaching studio, textiles room and specialist animation area including a purpose-built film studio with stop motion cameras and a controlled light studio.