One award is available for each age group at a fixed amount of £1000 per annum. Art and Design are popular subjects at Leweston and candidates must demonstrate evidence of exceptional ability and commitment. Scholars participate in scholars’ projects and attend workshops run by the Department. They are also asked to produce art for display in the school, attend additional classes and assist with workshops and art clubs.
Art and Design scholars should remain committed to and involved in the Department and are expected to study Art and/or Design throughout their school career. All Sixth Form candidates must study Art or Design as part of their Sixth Form course. If a scholar chooses to withdraw from studying Art and Design they may lose their award, unless the Head of Art is content that their leadership of extra-curricular Art and Design meets the requirements of the scholarship.
Please note this scholarship is given for Art and Design, candidates should state on the application form which areas most interested them: Fine Art, 3D Design, Ceramics, Fashion and Textiles and Photography.
Candidates should submit a portfolio of work for discussion and assessment by the Head of Art which can be brought with them on the assessment day. The portfolio should include:
- a range of observational drawing, painting and sketch books
- work in different mediums including digital, photography, collage, print and textile
- a three-dimensional work for example: clay, plaster, wood, card or other constructional material
Photographs can be used as a substitute for items difficult to transport.
Candidates should also bring a sketch book of work produced outside of school in any media. During the assessment candidates will be asked to complete a piece of work using various materials. They will also attend a short interview with the Headmaster.