We encourage all students, regardless of whether they choose Art as an academic subject, to discover their artistic talents or at least their artistic tastes while they are at Stonyhurst.
Our Head of Art specialises in photography, and we have a hugely talented artist-in-residence who works with students and helps nurture talent. With unique access to the Old Masters in the Stonyhurst Collections and a wide range of equipment for computer-aided design, Stonyhurst offers inspiration, practical advice and the space to explore art in the widest sense.
Within the disciplines of art and design you will have the opportunity to explore Painting and Drawing, Print, Ceramics, Photography, Textile surface pattern and Construction. We have a wealth of resources to allow you to fully explore your areas of particular interest.
Trips and Visits
Throughout the academic year we will visit both local and city galleries and museums to gain first hand observations of artists work. We will understand about curatorship, scale and presentation alongside our interpretations of the artwork itself.
We offer an art history enrichment program for students to engage with historical works. It is teacher led and aims to draw on historical fact and creative expression. These popular sessions often generate good discussion and debate as the work is analysed.
Talks and Workshops
We are fortunate to have connections with a wide variety of practising artists who come to deliver talks about their work and offer workshops to our students. The practical workshops allow pupils to explore new methods of approaching Art outside the classroom environment. This is incredibly valuable to pupils, particularly those planning on further study in an art-related degree after their time at Stonyhurst.