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Art

In Art sessions students experience drawing outside from nature, working with a range of media and scale. Exploration with pastels, watercolour and collage are introduced and the study of artists' work with occasional cultural visits are included in the art curriculum. There are possibilities for students to enter competitions and also exhibit their work.

A Steiner Waldorf approach to painting is used in some art sessions. This method uses watercolour paint on wet paper. In these sessions students experience colour and its moods, with only a gradual introduction to form.

Painting sessions are an experience of immersion into colour, in all its aspects. The four areas of balance, mood, ‘conversation’ and the quality of judgement are explored. Balance in the body is enhanced through rhythmical brushstrokes, harmonising complementary colours in their application and working with contrasts. Mood is influenced and worked on through the character of colour: lightness, heaviness, restlessness and calm. ‘Conversation’ exists between colours, allowing for movement, boundaries and form. Areas such as expansion, harmony, flow and conflict are explored.Judgement is explored through colour- how little, how much, how light, how dark?

absorbed in a colour exercise

absorbed in a colour exercise

water colour painting

water colour painting