Art at St Margaret’s is led by a professional artist who is passionate about ensuring every child finds aspects of art to love. We teach a large range of techniques which include: ceramics, textiles, 3D modelling/sculpture, photography as well as different drawing and painting styles. We always look at other artists and craftspeople from all around the world to gain inspiration for our own work. We value all pupil’s efforts and try to develop creativity and a ‘love of art’ in pupils.
We make full use of our wonderful, wooded grounds to create environmental art and enjoy using our specialist Art Room. Living in such a rich artistic area is fantastic for school trips and developing a wider love of art. Just on our doorstep is where John Constable painted ‘The Hay Wain’ and we have access to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and First Sight gallery in Colchester. Just walking out of our school gates, we are presented with beautiful rolling fields, the idyllic Gosfield Hall and lake as well as St Catherine’s Church dating back to 1190. We are truly blessed with our rich, artistic panorama.
Each year art work is entered for the ISA Eastern Region and National Art Competition. In 2019/20, we had five first place awards for entries into the Eastern region and we were delighted that a pupil in Year 2 gained a 1st prize in the National Art Competition for her Shuttle model. In 2020/21 ISA Eastern Region Competition we had three 1st places (which will be entered into the National Competition), a 2nd place award and two highly commended.
We are also very proud of our many Art and DT scholarships every year and hope our pupils go on to develop rich, creative futures.