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The Heath Mount art department provides exceptional specialist teaching and resources to ensure each child can reach their artistic potential in a wide variety of media. Our hugely successful scholarship record is testament to the talented team of teachers who are so passionate about their subject.

Our art studios are equipped to offer drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and creative textiles. The department also has outstanding provision for animation, filmmaking and digital art using apple mac laptops and iPads. 

Pupils are encouraged to use a sketchbook regularly and are set tasks related to projects studied. They explore a broad curriculum that stimulates imagination and develops visual, tactile and sensory experiences, providing a unique way of understanding and responding to the world around us. The department regularly organises specialist workshops trips to galleries as well as welcoming visits from inspirational artists. 

Children can choose to join a variety of after-school art clubs. During Year 6, following assessment, pupils are invited to join our Art Scholarship group, providing an accelerated programme offering scholarship award opportunities to senior Schools at 13+.  Well over 70 scholarships have been awarded during the last ten years. A selection of our pupils' artwork may be found in the Art Gallery and on our Heath Mount Art Instagram page @heathmountart.

'The quality of the work from the Heath Mount scholars was of a very high standard indeed and showed they had received excellent teaching of the visual language. All the pupils demonstrated great skill in a wide range of media  and there was a real air of creativity in the work that they produced.'

Richard Honey, Head of Art, Bishops Stortford College

To see the Art Curriculum Map for the Lent Term 2022 click here.