History of Art

Girls in Years 5 and 6 are taught history of art by a specialist teacher. This allows the girls to develop a deeper understanding of the art and history they are studying, learn more about artistic movements, techniques and artists that we all enjoy.

History of art encourages critical thinking and philosophical questioning, develops verbal reasoning skills and encourages every girl to have the confidence to share her opinion. In this subject, she will participate in a range of activities, which include creating tempera paint when studying the Renaissance, researching and writing a biography of Monet, exploring and analysing ‘Hampstead Heath with a Rainbow’ (1836) by John Constable and then creating art on the Heath inspired by the work they have studied. We explore art and artists from around the world, across different cultures and throughout time.