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Art and Design

The Art room is the place to explore personal ideas and take risks. It’s a happy, vibrant place with a buzz of creative energy running through it.

A diverse Art curriculum that includes sculpture and ceramics, printmaking, painting and drawing, photography and digital media, ensures we can find a discipline in which each student can excel. Art is taught in half class sizes to enable the very best one to one help from our specialist art teachers.

The department is extremely well equipped; consisting of three, light filled, purpose built studios, two kilns, a darkroom, computer suite and an extensive library. Artwork is exhibited throughout the school celebrating and showcasing the girls’ achievements.

Art GCSE, A Level and IB Visual Arts are popular choices and the department has an outstanding academic track record. In 2017, 100% of our students got A* to B in their GCSE, A Level and International Baccalaureate Art exams.  In addition 100% of girls who applied were accepted onto the Art Foundation courses of their choice.

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Art and Design.  

Enrichment and extra-curricular

Get involved! - We have a rich extracurricular programme that includes, Art Club, Photoshop Club, ‘Paint Pals’ Charity link, Print Making Club, ARTiculation, Athena art workshops, GCSE “Art advance” and Sixth Form life drawing classes.

Inspiration - Regular gallery trips to Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Saatchi Gallery and Frieze Art Fair.   Closer to home we have strong links with the Arnolfini, RWA and local galleries.

Girls regularly enter major Art competitions and enjoy great success in these. For the past two years our students have won first prize in the Senior Schools’ Art Exhibition at Bristol Cathedral. The tremendous work our students produce is showcased each year in our annual Art Show.

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

juniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

seniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 3AW