The Importance of Art in our Education System.

Art Encourages

  • Creativity
  • Visual Awareness
  • Manual Skills
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Expression
  • An Inquiring Mind
  • An Appreciation of historical, cultural, economic, social and personal events.


Artist Quotes

  • Creativity takes courage.- Henri Matisse
  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.- Edgar Degas
  • Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.- Georgia O’Keeffe
  • What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.- Eugene Delacroix
  • Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.- Salvador Dali
  • One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.-Leonardo da Vinci
  • I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him freeMichelangelo
  • Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.-Vincent Van Gogh
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.- Scott Adams
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.-Pablo Picasso



Transition Year – Art

T.Y. students are divided into three groups which rotate during the year so that each group has a 10 week block of Art, this is timetabled once a week for one double class.

The art module changes from year to year, some of the areas the students explore are as follows,

  • Art Appreciation
  • Gallery Visits
  • Stage Production
  • Christmas Display
  • Exploring theme based projects