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“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” (Edgar Degas).

Art brings joy to people: both the artist and the audience.  Art and Design at Gunnersbury enables our pupils to express themselves and enjoy the process of designing and making.  One of the most important qualities that make an artist shine is their patience and perseverance.  With enhanced motor skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and hand-eye coordination, art can challenge our students to outperform themselves.  Art utilises and develops every individual’s creativity and helps people look at life in a brand new manner.  Above all, art at Gunnersbury is so much fun!

Opportunities are  provided that allow pupils to work with artists, designers art students, galleries and life drawing.  If a pupil aspires to a career in art or design, such as training to be an artist, curator, graphic designer, fashion designer, photographer, illustrator or arts manager, then the subject is essential.  Art is a discipline for young people who are passionate and committed; it is a subject for life-long learning.

Linked below are our Art Learning Journeys. These set out the knowledge and skills that you will acquire in Art from joining the school in year 7 to your last day in Year 13.


Student Learning Journeys:

Gunnersbury Catholic School