Art is a tool for communication; it reflects societies, records history and the shifting trends and values of cultures throughout time.
At Freemen’s we look at what the world outside the School can teach us about who we are and our place in society. Our well qualified and inspired teaching team have created a disciplined, professionally equipped and ambitious department that mirrors the School’s expectations of high standards and achievement.
Whilst our academic results are excellent we focus on our students learning experience in a wider sense for the individual and their community. We are a skills based, multi disciplinary department with a focus on developing confidence with a broad range of materials. Right from Year 3, students will learn drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. We support and promote learning opportunities that allow our students to think about, challenge and engage with the world around them.
Integral to our teaching are the contribution of visiting artists and practitioners alongside gallery visits. Students are encouraged to become independent in their exploration of the rich and varied resources to be found London’s museums and galleries.
Art is taught from Year 3 through to Year 9. Students wishing to continue their art education can then further develop skills in fine art, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, and photography at GCSE. In the Sixth Form we offer an explorative, dynamic Fine Art course with a dedicated sixth form workspace .
The Art department is an environment that is constantly humming with activity. In free periods and at lunchtimes, pupils are welcome at all times to participate in a range of clubs and work on their own projects.
We have an unblemished record of success in student applications to a variety of Foundation level and Higher Education degree courses in the Creative Arts.
Check out our most recent work on our Instagram page @FreemensArtDept and the School's Facebook page @hellofreemens, or look for the hashtags #freemensartdepartment #hellofreemens #lovefreemens