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Visual Arts

St George’s creates a stimulating environment where students in all years can work on an ambitious scale and be inspired and encouraged by each other’s completed or evolving work.

As well as achieving consistently outstanding examination results, our Art students often win significant prizes in local, national and international competitions for their work. Recently this has included first prize for Senior Art in the International Baccalaureate's Global Art competition and runner-up prizes in the two most recent UK Design Museum’s Student Designer competitions.

Specialist teachers, with extensive experience of contemporary industrial and artistic practice, deliver our curriculum using a full range of traditional and contemporary media. Their breadth of knowledge and skills combine to offer all students a valuable source of expertise and inspiration to call upon.

Students are encouraged to develop their practical, theoretical and investigative skills necessary to engage in the critical, creative and cultural exploration of the world around them.

Co-curricular opportunities in Visual Arts include a diverse range activities, teams and societies, such as:

  • Comi-Club: Exploring Manga, Graphic Novels and illustration
  • The A Team: Developing work for entry into local, national and international Art Competitions. Year 9 student Sasha Iarmak was awarded First Prize in the 2018 COBIS International Schools Art Competition
  • GTV: St George's own TV news crew. Reporting on events and happenings around school and the city
  • Student Media Team: Video based creative projects. These have recently included 'A Year in the Life of St George's' , '12 Days of Christmas' and 'Reasons to be Cheerful'
  • General Art Clubs: Extending and developing class-based work in media ranging from printmaking and ceramics to painting and photography.