Alice's Easel: The Portrait of an Art Scholar
Achieving a scholarship is the beginning of a stimulating journey. Scholars immerse themselves in their subject, not just in lessons but through a wide range of activities provided to stretch and challenge them. These most able students aim high from the start and, because of their talent, commitment and discipline, they are responsible for raising the bar for their whole School community in their specialist subject.
At Eversfield we are proud of what everyone achieves. What is particularly impressive is the whole range of academic, music, art and sport scholarships awarded to our Year 6 pupils as they move to senior school, demonstrating that we truly provide a breadth of teaching across the curriculum.
We asked Alice, one of this year’s scholars, to share what sparked her enjoyment of art and what excites her about taking up her Art Scholarship at King’s High School, Warwick in September.
What do you enjoy most about art?
I enjoy art because there aren’t really any rights or wrongs, unlike other subjects, you can paint and draw however you like; you can have fun and relax.
Do you have a favourite artist, or artist that inspires you?
One of my favourite artists is Gustav Klimt because of his style using shapes such as swirls and triangles in his work. Other artists that I like and inspire me are Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci. The piece of work I like most from my portfolio is my version of Edvard Munch’s Scream. I have never used felt tips in that way and it was fun and enjoyable to do.
How has being at Eversfield helped you develop your passion and talent for art?
Being at Eversfield has helped me try lots of different media and styles of work which has really inspired me and developed my skills. I have been fortunate to have my work featured in two Young Artist Exhibitions, and my teachers encouraged me to apply for an art scholarship for senior school which I have been successful in being awarded.
Do you enjoy art-based activities outside school?
Outside of school I like to doodle in my free time, and sometimes I work on art with my Mum who also has a passion for art and can give me tips and advice.
What are you looking forward to most about joining King’s High School?
They have great facilities at King’s High School; I am looking forward to starting and trying new things and improving further.