Studying Art at Cobham Hall encourages self-expression and creativity that can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity. Studying Art also helps students develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us. Our Art lessons teach determination and resilience – qualities useful to any career. It teaches us that it is okay to fail, to not get things totally right the first time and to have the courage to start again. Art lessons at Cobham Hall include teaching functional and useful skills that prepare students for future careers in the arts. Students who learn to think creatively and innovatively have the skills that employers are looking for.
Years 7, 8 and 9
Students are encouraged to explore creativity and use their imagination. As well as learning formal techniques and developing new skills, girls learn about contemporary and historical artists from different cultures and explore ideas and meanings in their works.
Years 10 and 11: GCSE
This optional two year GCSE course covers a range of activities and in-depth assignments, and provides the opportunity to experiment with different materials, equipment, processes and techniques. Girls will learn how to think creatively and give visual form to their own thoughts, observations, and ideas.
Years 12 and 13: Fine Art A Level
The emphasis at A Level is on achieving a balance of technical skill, personal expression and contextual knowledge. Students will learn about the work of other artists to inform their own development, and build a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and an understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and in contemporary society.