The Art Department is a lively, popular creative hub of Charterhouse. 'Studio' consists of spacious purpose-built art facilities which include:

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  • A gallery space
  • Ceramics
  • Textiles
  • 3D room
  • Dark room
  • IT facilities for digital photography, film & animation
  • Painting studios & Print-making facilities.

The Art staff are all respected artists in their own right and contribute to a friendly and dynamic teaching environment. Charterhouse Art Director, Peter Monkman is a distinguished artist and winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2009.

In the Fourths the pupils work within seven-week intensive blocks and experience a wide range of media. At GCSE and Cambridge Pre-U pupils build on their personal experience and develop their ideas in a wide variety of media, creating impressive works, from installations to oil paintings. A firm foundation in drawing is encouraged, with life-drawing forming a major part of Art at Sixth Form.

We encourage the study of contemporary Art and Art History, with visits to challenging exhibitions forming an important part of the courses. Visits abroad enrich experiences: with New York and Florence being recent destinations.

  • Full information on the GCSE and Cambridge Pre-U courses is given below.
  • Gallery of pupils' artwork and the latest Culture and Events News items are available via the menus on the right.
  • Please visit the Art section under Academic for more information on the curriculum.