Where conventional perceptions of Art education might conjure imagery of studio-centred teaching, one could forgive our pupils for any initial feelings of uncertainty about the prospect of remote learning away from Art School.
However, irrespective of geographical location or available resources, good artists make meaning from looking carefully at their surroundings, thinking critically about their situation, about cultural contexts and by responding accordingly to a given situation or framework. This term things have been no different as boys have been encouraged to develop new skill sets, to experiment with materials and process, and to make critical, personal responses.
The galleries below show a selection of work by First Year pupils, created over the past four weeks.
In simple terms, they have been magnificent. In the first half of Cloister Time, they have adapted well to their new learning context as they have developed a foundation in skills and techniques ranging from digital painting to mixed media drawing, collage, paper construction, photography and sight specific responses. They have created an understanding of how their surroundings can be adapted to complement the development of imaginative, personal responses and I look forward to seeing how this evolves in the second half of term.
27th March 2020
As the Angelus Gallery temporarily closes to visitors, highlights from the latest exhibition can now be viewed online. Winchester's Head of Art reflects on the importance of hosting a community art exhibition.
26th March 2020
Whilst we wait for a knight in armour to save the day, our Head of Art History encourages us to use this time to look at the world around us with fresh eyes.
13th January 2020
The latest exhibition in Treasury looks at Winchester's significant contribution to British Art, particularly that of artists and scholars Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark.
18th June 2019
A beautiful new publication showcases 50 treasures from the school's outstanding collections.
24th May 2019
The 2019 Drew Travel art exhibition demonstrated the independence and maturity of the exhibitors as well as their creativity.
16th April 2019
Former pupil, Alfie Thompson talks to the Wykeham Journal about his time in 'Mill' and studying for an MEng at Imperial College, London’s Dyson School of Design Engineering.