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.
20th September 2022
A new art exhibition featuring watercolours and drawings from Winchester's collections opens on 28 September 2022 in London.
8th September 2022
The Treasury museum welcomed over 80 children to free Family Craft mornings over the summer.
15th June 2022
The full breadth of creative talent and ingenuity was on show at Friday evening's final of Sixty Second Cinema, our annual short film competition.
8th March 2022
In last Friday's annual Kenneth Clark prize final, Sixth Form pupils talked to an eclectic range of art history subjects from Russia to Rome, to David Bowie and a tea house in Japan.
14th June 2021
On Sunday 13 June, we hosted the premiere of our Sixty Second Cinema film competition, showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of our first year film makers.
19th June 2020
The Art Exhibition is one of the highlights of Winchester Match. Here we look back at some of the best work from recent years.