Art at Hampton School is renowned for its quality and diversity. We are a vibrant department with teachers who offer a broad range of expertise: from 3D, Ceramics, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing to Photography and IT (Graphics).
Pupils studying Art at Hampton regularly produce exceptional work and are encouraged to enter local and national competitions. Artwork by Hampton boys is often recognised in the Fourth Plinth Schools Competition and the Never Such Innocence Art & Poetry Competitions that commemorate the First World War. Sixth Form artists have also been invited to publicly display their work, with one recent pupil’s work being featured in the Saatchi Gallery.
Hampton pupils wishing to continue their studies in Art progress to a range of colleges from Central Saint Martin (University of the Arts London), the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths, to Art Foundation Courses at Kingston University, CCW (Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon) and The University for the Creative Arts (Farnham or Epsom).
Hampton offers superb, purpose-built Art facilities, including two spacious and well-lit main studios, a ceramics kiln, a darkroom and an IT room with 18 iMacs. The Department also offers a Sixth Form Studio and a beautiful gallery space for displaying students work. Print-making facilities have also been expanded recently to include an etching press and two relief printing presses.
Pupils studying Art at Hampton are offered the opportunity to go on a variety of educational visits to enhance their studies and thematic work is often based around these visits. Destinations include: The Roche Court sculpture park in Wiltshire, Kew Gardens and of course we make full use of our proximity to London to visit a range of world-leading art galleries and museums.
Art Club takes place every week on Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes in the Art Department. Group projects as well as individual pieces are carried out at this time, and there is an opportunity to experiment with traditional photography too.
Architectue Club is on a Thursday lunchtime and activities include drawing and model-making, as well as working as a team to create architectural structures.
Every year students are invited to display their examination work in our gallery space as they complete their coursework and end of course examinations. Other exhibitions include an Annual Staff Art show and a showcase for younger pupils work at various times throughout the year.
For a taste of Art at Hampton, please have a look at our annual publication Lion Print below: