Creative development is vital for a balanced education, and Art and Design help stimulate creativity and imagination. Children become involved in shaping their environment through related activities and learn to make informed judgements, as well as aesthetic and practical decisions. The Gower School encourages children to foster, enjoy and appreciate the visual arts along with a good knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.
Each half term, in each form group, a different artist and genre is explored in The Gower School Primary classes, and children learn the skills and techniques associated with each one. We have a dedicated Head of Art to lead art classes in Forms One through Six. Our visual art is celebrated on our social media channels, particularly on our Instagram (@thegowerschoolart). There is also an annual art Exhibition Evening at the school which parents love to attend.
Our children often enter art competitions and have been successful on many occasions, such as at the City of London School for Girls’ creativity competitions and the SATIPS Art Show. Each year, we enter the Independent Schools Association Art Competition and we consistently place in several categories, including sending pieces to the National Competition in both 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022.