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Visual Arts

Art at Luckley is full of incredible highs; it’s exciting, rigorous, diverse and very rewarding! It is challenging too and just when you thought you knew what you were doing and what it’s all about, it stops you in your tracks!

Our Creative Arts

Our aim is to give pupils the opportunity to explore and develop their personal ideas through support, critique and discussion. All courses are structured to encourage pupils to take risks and make imaginative leaps through the playful manipulation of an extensive range of materials and techniques to give visual form to their individual thoughts, ideas and observations, enabling them to present their own way of seeing the world.

Through the clear intention of ideas and sensitive manipulation of materials, pupils will each generate and explore potential lines of enquiry that are a personal response to set themes and produced from media including: oil & acrylic painting, all forms of printmaking, photography, darkroom photography and digital manipulation, film, animation, mixed-media/three-dimensional materials, chalk pastel, charcoal, watercolour and ink.

Every year we visit galleries to reinforce understanding of critical art history and to enable students to gain inspiration from and draw from live paintings, drawings and sculptures.

We are proud to be part of the Local Arts Loan Scheme. Artwork produced by our talented pupils is available for local companies to rent on the Local Arts Loan website.


We have five studios in the department; two general art studios, a dedicated sixth-form studio, photographic darkroom and silkscreen room.

All the artwork produced at Luckley House School is consistently diverse, exciting and highly original and we look forward to teaching your child to excel in this rewarding subject.

Art Scholarship

An Art Scholarship is available at Year 7, 9 and 12 entry. Art scholars receive a discount on their school fees.