“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
Henry Ward Beecher
At Verulam, Art is an opportunity to celebrate personal expression using a range of media.
Art enhances fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, lateral thinking, complex analysis and critical thinking skills. It also provides opportunities for personal expression, encourages imagination, sensitivity and conceptual thought. At Verulam, we believe that this is vital so that students develop the ability to think creatively and thrive in tomorrow’s world.
We are currently the only school in the country to provide students with opportunities to engage in ground-breaking new technology, Vortic VR, enriching their experience of Art. Our students are able to engage with over 150 galleries and 30 museum collections in specially curated virtual exhibitions, and enjoy immersive virtual exhibitions from any location through an Oculus VR headset.
In addition, students’ creativity is developed even further as they learn how to curate – choosing exhibition spaces, considering lighting, framing choices, pedestals etc. to stage virtual exhibitions of their own pieces within the Vortic platform.