The Creative Studies curriculum at Elmbridge School endeavours to value the artistic creations of all pupils. We offer opportunities for our pupils to thrive and develop their skills. Pupils value the atmosphere and close relationships which install strong work ethic, mutual respect, and independence. Art and design education inspires and challenges our pupils equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design. As pupils progress, they learn the skills to think critically and develop more rigorous understanding of art and design. They also gain the knowledge and understanding of how art and design reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity, and wealth of our nation.
In creative studies pupils will acquire the basic art skills and ideas including how to use shade, texture, tone, and colour mix. Pupils will create relevant, informed personal responses to findings, including researching themes, designing, pattern, and aesthetics. Pupils learn how to record image using a range of media. Pupils will study the works of many artists including, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, Pop artist Andy Warhol – Roy Lichenstein, American painter Jackson Pollock and American pop artist Charles Fazzino.