Pangbourne's thriving Art Department aims to develop students' visual literacy, environmental awareness and the ability to respond imaginatively and creatively to the world around them.

There are two main studios where lessons are taught as well as three specialist classrooms for ceramics, print and photography.

A good proportion of students choose to study Art while Photography is becoming an increasingly popular choice at Pangbourne.

Pupils at Key Stage 3 level (Forms 1-3) study a wide range of projects through which they are encouraged to produce creative, diverse and personal work in preparation for studying GCSE Art, Craft and Design. Those who choose to study GCSE Art, Craft and Design (following the AQA board) explore their own specialisms that could include areas such as ceramics, print and photography, while developing their own observational skills in drawing, printmaking and photography.

Students are given access to digital media in which to produce work, which is examined alongside the more traditional skills associated with Art, and GCSE work often reaches A Level standard.

Sixth Formers can study Art, Craft and Design (following the Edexcel board), and/or Photography (following the AQA board) as part of their A Level programme, and frequently go on to study a related subject at university.

Recent successes have included Pangbourne students' inclusion in the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts' A-Level Summer Exhibition Online.

In addition to the taught Art programme, regular trips to galleries and museums are arranged and visiting artists lead workshops in which students have the opportunity to work alongside the artist and engage with their practice. Sixth Form students attend Art lectures including the University of London's Creative Processes Day where the likes of Turner Prize winning artists such as Grayson Perry discuss where they find inspiration for their work and offer students a tangible glimpse into how they can make a living out of their love of Art.

The Department
Mr Iain Young
Head of Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art, PGCE Art and Design, Reading University, PG Dip History of Art and Design, MA History of Art and Design, Winchester School of Art
Miss Emma Green Teacher of Art
BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Reading College of Art and Design and GTP, University of Reading
Ms Laura CampbellTeacher of Art 
BA Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art, USA and MFA Fine Art, University of Oxford