WPS is fortunate to have a dedicated Art room where pupils have the facilities and space to express themselves and experiment with different creative media.
Pupils are taught a range of skills from observational drawing using pencils and crayon, oil and chalk pastels, chalk and chalk powder, felt pen to painting using mixed paints and water colours. Pupils also learn printing techniques using paper, fabric & collage and experiment with different media such as paper, fabric, clay and papier mache.
As children progress through the school, they study the lives and works of famous artists including William Morris, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. They examine differences in style including Pointillism, Expressionism & Cubism and to understand that there is no right or wrong.
Art is closely linked to other areas of the curriculum. Pupils occasionally work as a team to produce larger scale pieces of work. This might include making their own scenery for school plays and productions. Pupils also visit Art galleries like the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Tate Britain and the National Gallery to deepen their appreciation and knowledge of the subject.