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“I love the art room, it feels relaxed and you get inspiration from all the art work surrounding you.” Year 7 pupil
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Art

Art is a subject that allows you to explore ideas through practical application and through intellectual thought. Our open plan art studio allows students at Surbiton High School to have the opportunity and freedom to explore in a visually stimulating environment, surrounded by artefacts and students' work, both displayed and in the process of making. Interaction between students in different age groups and by art staff is one of the many benefits of an open plan environment. Helping students believe they can achieve is the key to success.

We are lucky enough at Surbiton to have a very large art studio which is well resourced, allowing us to give students an opportunity to experience a multitude of disciplines. We have a darkroom; a textile area for screen printing, dying and sewing; a printing press; a separate kiln room for ceramics; our own art library; and a computer suite for research and digital photography. Our studio is large enough to accommodate large-scale work and installation. At GCSE and A-level we offer photography, film, fine art, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and mixed media. We have a full-time technician based in the art studio. Towards the end of the academic year, the art studio transforms into a large gallery space and we mount exhibitions of the students' work.

The Art of Dissection

This activity is designed to stretch and challenge both Artists and Scientists within their subject matter, both ethically and outside their natural comfort zone. It is specifically for those who are considering a Biological/Medical type degree or go on to study Art beyond A-level.

For the Artists, this activity will open eyes to an alternative source of inspiration and work completed could be used to contribute to a portfolio/sketch book.

For the Scientists, this activity will help improve observation skills and will encourage pupils to look more carefully at the specimens. Artwork will also be a good way to improve dexterity as Medical courses like to see this sort of training in evidence.

All participants need to be aware that animals and parts of animals will be dissected, so those pupils who have ethical or other issues with this may not wish to take part.

We would expect that any girls who sign up to this activity will commit to participation every Monday for a full term.

Club The Art of Dissection
Where Room 212
When Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who Years 9 - 13
Staff Mrs Hannah Horwood and Mrs Kate Ross
Places 24
Term Autumn

Gifted and Talented Art Club

Club Gifted and Talented Art Club
Where Art Studio
When Wednesday 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Who By Invitation only
Staff Miss Daisy Chandler and Mrs Kate Ross
Places Unlimited

Art Club

Club Art Club
Where Art Studio
When Thursday 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Who Years 7 - 9
Staff Miss Catherine Havas and Dr Rachel Pedder-Smith
Places 20

 

Life Drawing

Club Life Drawing
Where Art Studio
When Friday 12.50pm - 1.25pm
Who Years 12 - 13
Staff Mrs Cheryl Furlong
Places 20
Term Autumn and Spring

 

Costume Design and Making for the Musical Oliver

Where: Art Studio

When: Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Who: Years 7 - 13

Staff: Miss Hayley Rowe and Mrs Kate Ross

Help to create props, sets and costumes for the musical Oliver. 

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“I love the art room, it feels relaxed and you get inspiration from all the art work surrounding you.” Year 7 pupil

Art

Art is a subject that allows you to explore ideas through practical application and through intellectual thought. Our open plan art studio allows students at Surbiton High School to have the opportunity and freedom to explore in a visually stimulating environment, surrounded by artefacts and students' work, both displayed and in the process of making. Interaction between students in different age groups and by art staff is one of the many benefits of an open plan environment. Helping students believe they can achieve is the key to success.

We are lucky enough at Surbiton to have a very large art studio which is well resourced, allowing us to give students an opportunity to experience a multitude of disciplines. We have a darkroom; a textile area for screen printing, dying and sewing; a printing press; a separate kiln room for ceramics; our own art library; and a computer suite for research and digital photography. Our studio is large enough to accommodate large-scale work and installation. At GCSE and A-level we offer photography, film, fine art, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and mixed media. We have a full-time technician based in the art studio. Towards the end of the academic year, the art studio transforms into a large gallery space and we mount exhibitions of the students' work.

The Art of Dissection

This activity is designed to stretch and challenge both Artists and Scientists within their subject matter, both ethically and outside their natural comfort zone. It is specifically for those who are considering a Biological/Medical type degree or go on to study Art beyond A-level.

For the Artists, this activity will open eyes to an alternative source of inspiration and work completed could be used to contribute to a portfolio/sketch book.

For the Scientists, this activity will help improve observation skills and will encourage pupils to look more carefully at the specimens. Artwork will also be a good way to improve dexterity as Medical courses like to see this sort of training in evidence.

All participants need to be aware that animals and parts of animals will be dissected, so those pupils who have ethical or other issues with this may not wish to take part.

We would expect that any girls who sign up to this activity will commit to participation every Monday for a full term.

Club The Art of Dissection
Where Room 212
When Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Who Years 9 - 13
Staff Mrs Hannah Horwood and Mrs Kate Ross
Places 24
Term Autumn

Gifted and Talented Art Club

Club Gifted and Talented Art Club
Where Art Studio
When Wednesday 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Who By Invitation only
Staff Miss Daisy Chandler and Mrs Kate Ross
Places Unlimited

Art Club

Club Art Club
Where Art Studio
When Thursday 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Who Years 7 - 9
Staff Miss Catherine Havas and Dr Rachel Pedder-Smith
Places 20

 

Life Drawing

Club Life Drawing
Where Art Studio
When Friday 12.50pm - 1.25pm
Who Years 12 - 13
Staff Mrs Cheryl Furlong
Places 20
Term Autumn and Spring

 

Costume Design and Making for the Musical Oliver

Where: Art Studio

When: Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Who: Years 7 - 13

Staff: Miss Hayley Rowe and Mrs Kate Ross

Help to create props, sets and costumes for the musical Oliver. 

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