The Art and Design Department at Leweston is a lively and original place which offers the pupils an opportunity to explore a range of creative areas.

The Art and Design Centre houses studios that cater for Fine Art, Textiles and 3D Design as well as dedicated studios for Sixth Form. Facilities include:

  • Printing equipment
  • Ceramics studio
  • Creative Graphics Suite including Photoshop packages
  • Dark Room
  • Sewing Room
  • Resistant Materials Workshop
  • Fine Art Studios

These diverse spaces and dedicated specialist teachers give the pupils the resources they need for their talents to develop. Pottery, fine art, computer aided design, photography, woodworking and textiles are part of the curriculum for Years 7, 8 and 9 and give each pupil two hours a week in creative classes.

From GCSE, pupils are encouraged to explore a wide range of media and develop their own personal specialisms. Pupils are encouraged and supported to work independently on challenging projects with diverse and contemporary outcomes. The broad curriculum develops creative artists that go on to university courses including Animation, Fine Art, Fashion and Textile Design and Product Design.

As well as lessons, the Centre provides creative clubs for all. There is also the opportunity for students to undertake creative commissions ranging from in-house Christmas cards to bespoke banners for the town. Scholars are called upon for specialist workshops and commissions.

We offer our exam year students access to the department outside of lesson time including evenings and weekends, allowing the students to practise discipline and develop independent working. Sixth Form pupils attend weekly life drawing classes to develop key drawing skills and to supplement their portfolios.