“Mount House is a school that inspires creative expression and imagination and where individual characters are embraced.”
Mount House is rightly proud of its fantastic reputation in the Arts. Creativity is essential in today’s world of rapid change, global competition and digital communication. Mount House excels at motivating students to look at the world from different perspectives, challenging received wisdom and generating ideas.
We support students to learn new practical creative artistic skills and techniques which improve their creative output and support them to develop their individual style.
We study artwork created from different periods in history, we think about what was happening in the world then and draw comparisons with what is happening now in our lives.
Ultimately Art is very much to do with having lots of fun, experimenting with different materials and techniques and just seeing what happens.
We are on the doorstep of one of the biggest cultural cities in the world with amazing museums and galleries but we also have the beautiful school grounds in a semi-rural setting which is equally inspiring.
We have small class sizes and this allows us to give the students the freedom to be more ambitious with their ideas. This results in impressive academic grades with Art, textiles and photography consistently achieving top grades A* to B at A level and 90% 7 – 9 GCSE.
A showcase of the Art at Mount House can be accessed here www.mounthouseschoolart.weebly.com/art.html
Art and Photography Clubs
There are always opportunities for participating in Art outside of academic studies with art for House competitions and getting involved in cross-curricular projects with Drama and English departments where art plays a big part.
In Photography Club, where we do quite experimental digital work and learn skills in Photoshop.
Mount House also participate in the ISA Art competition and have achieved a number of commendations.