We aim to embed the skills and knowledge needed for students to navigate the world creatively and with independence.
Art at City
Sculpture, print, wood-carving, oil painting, photography - we encourage all forms of creative expression in our rich and diverse art curriculum at City.
Why study art at City?
Art plays an important role in a pupils’ education at City, through developing social and cultural knowledge and offering platforms on which to explore and express ideas in depth. We aim to embed the skills and knowledge needed for students to navigate the world creatively and with independence. Three airy and well-equipped studios give opportunities for pupils to experiment with a wide variety of techniques and processes, where risk-taking is encouraged.
Our unique location within the Barbican, with close proximity to many galleries, is embraced by all year groups through trips, visits and independent study. The department is open to pupils at all times with a variety of extra-curricular sessions in place to support their understanding and enjoyment of the subject.
"The teachers take personal interest in your development as an artist and an individual."
Beyond the curriculum
Students visit major London galleries including the Barbican Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Serpentine, Victoria Miro, Hayward and Hauser and Wirth. Sixth form students have had the opportunity to go on study trips to Venice, Basel and Copenhagen to research their project work.