ART

Everyone has the potential to be creative. Therefore, at the Royal Hospital School we encourage all pupils to try something new, discover hidden passions and use their imaginations.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIMENTATION

Opportunities for experimentation are numerous. The curriculum includes both art and design in Years 7 to 9 as well as GCSE and A Level options. In the co-curriculum, there are clubs and societies for all ages based around the Art and Design Departments as well as the opportunity to catch up on coursework after school.
 

WELL-EQUIPPED WORKSHOPS

In the Design Department, pupils have access to well-equipped workshops for three-dimensional work in wood, metal, textiles and plastic and in the well-equipped food technology rooms, they can learn about the complexities of food product design. The Centre also has laboratories for control and electronics and computer-aided design (CAD) facilities.

A HUB OF CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY

The Art Department is a hub of creativity and originality, where pupils can experiment in a wide range of media including photography, textiles, pottery, print and sculpture as well as more traditional painting and drawing materials. There are light and airy art and textile studios, with permanent personal studio space for sixth form pupils and a photographic darkroom and Photoshop classroom.

AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION

The Art and Design Department enjoys an outstanding reputation, with pupils' work being exhibited all year round in the superb exhibition atrium.

RHS ART EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS



Art News

BHM Art

During Black History Month, our Art Department invited the RHS Black community to sit for portrait photographs, inspired by Cephas William's moving installation 'A Portrait of Black Britain'.

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Harriet Barber

Today, we're sitting down with Mrs Harriet Barber, Head of Art. Mrs Barber oversees and leads the art provision at RHS. She worked for the Medici Society and the Royal Society of British Sculptors in London before training as a teacher.

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artEast

Some of our GCSE and A Level artworks were exhibited in the prestigious ‘artEast’ exhibition at Framsden Hall Barn. The schools' section of the show featured works by pupils from RHS, Framlingham College, Ipswich School and Orwell Park. 

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Art at RHS

Everyone has the potential to be creative. Therefore, at RHS we encourage all pupils to try something new, discover hidden passions and use their imaginations.

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VIEW SOME OF OUR PUPIL ART WORK BELOW

ART BEYOND SCHOOL

CREATIVE FUTURES FAIR

Our Art Department held its very first Creative Futures Fair this year. Creative professionals, RHS alumni currently studying creative courses, and representatives from creative universities all attended the event. The Fair aimed to provide a glimpse into the various pathways available for creative degrees, careers and futures.

Harriet Barber, Head of Art, comments: "The UK has a creative economy worth £27 billion and culture brings around £850 million to the UK each year, so as an industry, it is one of our fastest-growing. We are really keen to ensure our pupils understand the value of creative education and can see pathways into creative futures. Our Creative Futures Fair was a great way for pupils to engage with this."

Listen to Freya Richmond, Art Alumni, Sit Down With RHS episode below






 

HEAD OF ART: MRS HARRIET BARBER
hbarber@royalhospitalschool.org

Twitter: @RHS__Art
Instagram: @art_rhs