The Woodyer Art Studios are superbly resourced and provide opportunities to work in a wide range of media, techniques and approaches. Specialist teaching from active and experienced practitioners is offered in 4 broad areas – painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.
The six large studios give us plenty of space for students to develop their own personal voice, with outcomes supported from the traditional to the most contemporary.
We start from the premise that the best art, craft and design comes from an imaginative and thoughtful interpretation of first hand visual experience, informed by an understanding of historical and contemporary practice. Developing skills in the basic visual language of art is increasingly important in a world dominated by the visual. We look for success in art through supporting student’s imagination, engagement, determination, organisation, creativity, and dedication.
GCSE Art Gallery
A-Level Art Gallery
Art A Level forms part of a good general education, which is accepted as any other A Level by universities as part of the UCAS process. Art and design at degree level is normally accessed via a one-year foundation course. Sixth Form artists at Cranleigh have gone on to courses in graphic design, product design, animation and fashion, as well fine art.
For those thinking of studying architecture, art is almost essential as a portfolio of visual work is normally required. The experience of art and design can be useful for those thinking of careers in advertising, marketing, publishing, museums or galleries and work in the media
Trips & Events
Regular visits are made for our exam groups to London Galleries and Museums. At Sixth form, we aim for an annual trip in the autumn half-term to a European city. Workshops to enable extended time,often with a visiting artist, are organised regularly.