Art and Design
Art and Design at King’s College India stimulates creativity and imagination. Lessons provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.
In their weekly lessons, students learn to use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.
They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures.
Art lessons are part of the curriculum for all classes in the Pre-Prep and Prep Departments and take place every week, there are also a number of extra-curricular activities or clubs that are artistic in nature which students can opt into.
Children in the Pre-Prep like most children around the world like nothing better than the chance to get some paint onto paper or indeed themselves. At KCI they are encouraged to work on 2D and 3D images and to begin to develop their skills in drawing, painting and model making in play dough or clay. They often work together on large scale joint projects that may also include input from children in the Prep school.
For Prep department students Art includes opportunities to develop their drawing and/or painting skills as well as working on sculptures, ceramics and with ICT Art programmes. The focus of the curriculum is divided between including cultural artistic styles and genre as well as more Worldly techniques and compositions.
Towards the top of the school the students are introduced into some design principles and this is then translated into practical work using tools and equipment safely and confidently.
Art lessons allow children to express themselves creatively whilst developing their confidence and technical skills. Examples of the student’s work are frequently displayed around the school.