Art at Longacre enables children to further engage with the world around them. We encourage our pupils to develop their creativity by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. Art provides an opportunity for children to express their individuality and experiment with media, colour, shape, pattern and texture, creating their own perspective of their environment.
At Longacre, Art enables freedom and a deeper understanding that we all perceive our surroundings differently. In Art there is no right or wrong so it provides a space for children to experience high levels of success.
Children explore a vast array of media, from charcoal to millinery, from large scale acrylic on canvas to batik. There is something for everyone, delivered in our inspirational studio space. Visiting artists frequently add greater breadth and stimulation to the children’s work.
In Design Technology children learn how to think imaginatively and talk about what they like and dislike when designing and creating. They build on their early childhood experiences of investigating objects around them. They explore how familiar things work and talk about, draw and model their ideas. They learn how to design and make safely and start to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as part of their design process.
We run various art and crafts clubs for different age groups at lunchtime and after school as well as having an ‘Art Masters’ group for children in Forms V & VI who are interested in scholarships at senior school level.