Cumnor’s Art Department has an outstanding reputation for excellence and is a hub for nurturing individual creativity.
We provide our children with a treasure chest of skills and opportunities to develop their creativity and imagination, experience success in learning and achieve their full artistic potential. Our distinct approach is consistently recognised through the number of Art scholarships our children have secured at a range of senior schools including King’s Canterbury, Sevenoaks School, Eastbourne College and Lancing College.
Inspired by our dedicated Head of Art, Art Assistant and artist visits throughout the year, Cumnor children are encouraged to develop their own skills, ideas and knowledge of a wide range of materials, processes and techniques using both 2D and 3D media – including drawing, painting, pastels, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and animation.
Children’s work is displayed throughout the year across the School and we are regularly invited to enter art competitions and exhibit work in the local community and galleries. We also welcome a selection of visiting artists to work with the children. Children who show interest in further developing their artistic potential are encouraged to attend Art Clubs and Art Occupations and holiday art courses.
At Cumnor we value the importance of individual creativity and pride ourselves in not having a ‘house style’; it is always wonderful to see each child reflected in their own work. We feel passionately that Art forms a vital part of every child’s education and is a means to articulate feelings and engage and respond to the wider world. It helps develop independence as well as skills in problem solving, communication and decision making. The Art Department is a buzzing hive of activity; most break times will see the studio full of students occupied with their creative endeavours.