Belmont - Art

Art

The key aim of the Belmont Art Department is to encourage each child to have a lifelong interest and enjoyment of Art.

Our Art teaching is lively, challenging and wide-ranging. We’ll introduce your child to as many art forms as possible, including painting, printing and clay work – we even have our own kiln.

Just as important, we think about art’s historical and cultural context, explore ideas and develop your child’s capacity for making and explaining judgements.

Through play and experimentation each child at Belmont is able to develop their knowledge and understanding of Art and its wider role within the world.

The Department employs innovative teaching and assessment methods to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment.

Ideas are explored through themed topics, children learn traditional, modern and contemporary approaches to making art. They experiment with a broad range of materials and techniques to create their ideas. Repetition of key skills allow each child to refine the quality of their creations and become increasingly confident in their making. The hope is that all children are proud of the art they make.

The children visit major art galleries in London and further afield during their time at Belmont. These visits hopefully inspire but also increase each child’s awareness to the modes of making Art from different times, places and cultures.

As the children move onto their chosen senior school they have been fully prepared by the Department for the future challenges that lie ahead within the subject.