From Year 2, children benefit from lessons with a specialist subject teacher.
Lessons take place in the dedicated and well-equipped art studio, where pupils are given the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials and techniques including collage, painting, drawing, 3D design, ceramics, sculpture, print making, textiles and photography.
An emphasis is placed on drawing and painting skills during lessons, with pupils exploring a variety of themes ranging from portraits to landscapes, as well as creating work inspired by other artists and cultures. Pupils explore the subject through a thematic approach, culminating in work being displayed throughout the school for pupils and parents to admire.
Visits to local galleries and museums as well as the Welsh Mountain Zoo help to inspire and inform artistic creations, while pupils also have the opportunity to visit the art studios at the Senior School and artists from the Sixth form will visit the classroom to discuss their own work along with helping pupils with their own ideas and designs.
Art is a unique and exciting experience at Rydal Penrhos Prep School, a place where pupils can develop their communication and creativity skills while also building their self-confidence and above all have the freedom to express themselves and have fun.