Art students at the Dixie Grammar School are encouraged to work in all kinds of media, including ceramics, painting, printmaking and textiles. This extends their imagination, refines their artistic skills and develops their critical awareness. The department is a dynamic area of learning and the facilities are excellent, including a hydraulic printing press for relief printmaking projects and sewing machines for the textiles department. The department also possesses two large kilns enabling ambitious ceramics work. Students are frequent exhibitors at the ISA School’s Art Competition and have won prizes at both regional and national level. We regularly send students to Art Colleges after A level and we are proud to have an alumni of architects, photographers, car designers, graphic designers, television art directors, textile and fashion designers, illustrators and animators.
The Art Department regularly contributes to the cultural life of the village with a design role in the national Britain In Bloom competition and as contributors to the local arts festival the Bosworth Festival. Cross-curricular projects and international links also form a key part of our identity as a department.
Art Scholarships are available to those entering the Sixth Form.