The Art Department at Notre Dame is a vibrant space which provides a popular venue for pupils who choose to study Art as an examination choice. It also caters for pupils who do Art as a leisure activity. An activity session is available to support examination students and our younger pupils are also very much welcomed.
The Art Department caters for painting and drawing, sculpture /3D, photography, collage, fine art textiles, computer art and print making. There are art activities for all age groups and the rooms are open every lunchtime and two evenings each week. The atmosphere is relaxed and pupils can listen to music, mingle with their friends and generally have fun being creative.
Recent junior art clubs have made two large-scale group art works that are permanently exhibited in our beautiful grounds.
Students are encouraged to enter several competitions each year and some regularly attend life drawing classes and Saturday art classes organised by The Sorrell Project. Students are also encouraged to visit major art exhibitions independently to extend their contextual understanding and thus enhance their analytical and aesthetic knowledge.
Senior girls studying A Level Art have the added benefit of a discrete art studio which enables them to develop their portfolios in their study periods.
Each year the department hosts a major end-of-year art exhibition in the Summer Term which celebrates the creative strengths and hard work of our girls. This popular exhibition is open to the pupils, parents and the wider public.