Art

The Lindsay Art Centre offers outstanding facilities for a wide range of artistic techniques in a Fine Art context. The department offers specialisms inpainting and drawing, intaglio and relief printmaking, traditional and digital photography, digital imaging andceramics. Students are encouraged to engage in purposeful visual development, initially in sketchbooks exploring subject matter through traditional and experimental drawing that in turn leads to ambitious outcomes on a variety of scales.

An introductory course in the Foundation Year forms the basis for more advanced work which pupils may undertake at GCSE or as a co-curricular activity.

Those continuing to study Art in the Sixth Form are encouraged to gain an in-depth experience across Fine Art disciplines leading to rich and well-developed coursework. Each year a number of pupils prepare portfolios for entry to Colleges of Art and Architecture. Contextual studies connected to A level and International Baccalaureate coursework are augmented by gallery visits. There is an Art Society providing lectures and trips to galleries. Exhibitions by professional artists are occasionally held, and the College has an extensive collection of contemporary paintings, etchings and lithographs. Art Scholarships and a number of Exhibitions are awarded every year after the submission of candidates' portfolios and an examination to test objectivity and creativity. The department fosters enthusiasm, hard work and an openness to experimentation as this leads to both exciting and technically resolved outcomes. Work from the Art Centre is displayed extensively throughout the school, and the exhibits are changed regularly, forming a powerful creative focus.