Welcome to the Creative Arts Department.

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Staff in Rhyl High School Art Department:


Head of Department -  Miss C Pilbeam

Teacher of Art - Post to be filled in September 2017

Art Technician -  Alison Jackson


“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~Albert Einstein


About the Department:

 “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas


In our Art Department at Rhyl High School we strive to provide a positive, interesting and stimulating introduction into the world of Art, Craft & Design.

We believe that every child matters and aim to open our pupils’ eyes to really see the vast array of colour’s, textures, patterns and artwork from around the world.


We help our pupils to expand their imaginations and creative abilities, to develop their confidence in their artistic talents by learning about artists, craft workers and designers from around the globe from vast array of genres and periods in history.


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

Scott Adams


We aim to make our classes fun, engaging and challenging by encouraging our pupils to become independent learners, enabling them to experience through a practical hands on approach, learning to use a wide variety of media, materials, skills and techniques.


We aim to inspire pupils to develop a broad comprehension of Art, Craft and Design. We aim teach them how to make decisions for themselves, communicate their thoughts through their art work, organise, improve and progress their talents by building on their prior learning.


We aim to help every pupil aspire to greater things, to build their confidence in their own abilities, to enable them to think more about how they view the world around them, developing their minds to grow into open minded individuals to be able to form a valid opinion that matters.


“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau



Pupils are given the opportunities to:


  • Work independently, in pairs and in small groups throughout KS3.
  • Follow a well-planned and structured curriculum.
  • Learn how to use ICT to develop own art work.
  • Given opportunities to take part in class discussions.
  • Play games to build on prior learning.
  • Use a wide variety of skills, techniques media and equipment.
  • Collect their own resources and choose their own media.
  • Use a wide range of sources to inspire their own work.
  • To advance their own learning through the variety of home works linked to each scheme of work.


“Nature is not only all that is visible to the also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”

Edvard Munch


Art & Your Childs Future

Universities and employers value Art & Design in order for them to be able to access the range of careers that require artistic and creative abilities.










Rhyl High School

Grange Road



LL18 4BY

Telephone: 01745 343 533

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Rhyl High School

Ysgol Uwchradd y Rhyl

Changing hearts, minds and futures