Adrian Box, Toby Parker, Frances Stevenson (Studio Manager)
The Art School at Haileybury offers pupils a range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills both within lessons and through co-curricular activities held in the afternoons, evenings and at the weekend. Pupils are able to explore the use of a different medium through etching, painting, drawing, construction, carving, modelling, printing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photography.
Art is increasingly popular as an examination subject at Haileybury and numbers for AS Art have doubled over the past year. In the Summer term, the Art School hosts the annual Speech Day Art exhibitions to which parents and pupils are invited.
The Art Department at Haileybury offers courses at GCSE, AS, A2 Level as well as the IB and History of Art. Pupils study Art in the Lower School for two years and then in the Removes for a further year before the subject becomes an exam option at GCSE in the Middles. Life Drawing classes are held for Sixth Form pupils on a termly basis, during which pupils may work from the nude model. The Art School hosts regular weekly co-curricular activities for a wide range of age groups and these popular activities are open to exam and non-exam candidates. Wednesday afternoons are given over to Sixth Form pupils, many of whom are non-artists but come to extra art as a leisure activity.
The Art School is a well-equipped, large and bright building with ample studio space on two floors, with printing equipment and facilities for ceramics and kiln firing. A substantial library is also available for pupils' use, while numerous computers are also housed in the building.
In October 2008, the first House Art Competition was introduced as a showcase for both Haileybury artists and non-examination artists. This competition will be held every two years. Haileybury also hosts the popular Haileybury Prep Schools Art and Creative Writing Competition each winter. Last year's art competition was judged by the well-known landscape painter, Andrew Dibben.
Art scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and at Sixth Form level.
"Pupils are able to explore the use of a different medium through etching, painting, drawing, construction, carving, modelling, printing, sculpture, textiles and ceramics."