A converted coach house and an old wine cellar have been imaginatively adapted to provide a wonderful Art studio and Ceramics suite equipped with a newly purchased kiln and two electric potter’s wheels.
All the children at Beechwood Park study Art from the time they enter the School. They develop their love of art through learning skills, using a wide variety of media and techniques. Developing the ability to draw from observation, colour and use techniques used by both Contemporary artists, as well as the Old Masters, both in two and three dimensional work.
Pupils are not marked on their art work with a grade, but track their own progress throughout their life at Beechwood Park, through regular personal reviews, as well as hearing their teachers’ and peers opinions of their work.
Professional artists are invited to Beechwood to run workshops in various mediums, using different techniques in order to inspire the children’s creativity and interest as well as develop their knowledge. Pupils are also regularly inspired by the variety of Art related trips, which not only introduce them to Art and Sculpture by influential artists, but also the manufacture and design of everyday artefacts.
Beechwood Park provides a stunning environment in which to foster artistic talent. The rich history of the building and the landscape provide stimulating material for the pupils to use. Both boys and girls who demonstrate a particular interest and talent are encouraged to make use of the art library and private study area to prepare for Art Scholarship to their selected senior schools.
No surprise that there is a good handful of art scholars most years. The Good Schools Guide, 2017