Preparatory School Art

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

– Thomas Merton

Developing visual awareness and reflection in pupils.

Using Art to record feelings and express creative imagination.

Using a range of artistic medium to acquire skills and develop techniques.

Developing self-esteem through confidence, value and pleasure in Art

We strive to provide pupils with opportunities to be creative and develop practical skills in their Art lessons. Through undertaking projects in a range of mediums, experiences and starting points, it is hoped that pupils will be empowered to take more responsibility of, and be enthused in, their own learning.

Crayons Art

Pupils enjoy a variety of techniques under a number of topics:

Year 1

 Food Glorious Food:

  • Scarecrow pictures
  • Collage
  • Weaving
  • Sunflowers
  • Kandinsky

If You Go Down to the Woods:

  • Emily Carr tree paintings
  • Observational drawings

A Knight in Shining Armour:

  • Paul Klee
  • Castle and sun oil pastels
  • Design and decorating shields

Splish! Splash! Splosh!

  • Seascapes
  • Porthole collages
  • Sculptured sea creatures
  • Using junk/found materials

Year 2

Early Man:

  • Self-portraits
  • Cave art
  • Stone Age Jewellery
  • Harvest Art

Toys Story:

  • Cross-stitch
  • Christmas crafts – including card designs

Follow the Dragon:

  • Chinese art – fan painting, Chinese New Year activities
  • Pointillism

To Infinity and Beyond:

  • Marbling
  • Clay work

Year 3

Painting and Egyptian Art

Greek Design and Architecture

Viking Art and Design

Year 4


  • Drawing and shading

Repeating Roman Patterns

  • Roman clay tile

Japanese Art

  • Silk painting

Year 5

Single-point Perspective


Silk Screen Printing

Year 6

William Morris and Victorian Art

Lino Cutting

Independent World Art Study

Prep art

Beyond the Preparatory School

The Art Department at our Senior School encourages all ages to work together, giving both staff and pupils the freedom to be totally creative and uninhibited from Key Stage 3 through to A Levels. The Department enjoys ongoing success with 100% A*-C grades at A Level, specialist subject teachers on hand to offer advice and exhibitions in the local community. Pupils can choose from a range of specialisms including Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles and Photography.

Find out more about our rich and varied Senior School Art Curriculum.

Outside the Classroom

We are proud of our co-curricular offering; pupils have the opportunity to attend a number of Art Clubs.

Find out more about Art at Lincoln Minster School.

Prep School Curriculum

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