Radley School of Art, situated in the Clocktower Court development, promotes a learning environment that encourages boys of all ages to interact and engage with art practice at all levels, from making to aesthetic appreciation.
It is a place where exhibitions, gallery talks and workshops all exist to offer the modern Radleian an opportunity to interact with his surroundings and community in a holistic manner.
The Art Department is staffed by fully qualified Fine Artists and an Art Historian, all of whom have a wide range of expertise. The Sewell Centre facilities include the new Sewell Centre Gallery opened in 2013 by artist Jenny Saville. An art history lecture room, film media suite and studios for life drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting and drawing. In addition, there is a well resourced art library.
Outside of teaching there are further opportunities for Radleians to engage with the subject. Art is displayed all around campus and local artists visit regularly to talk in detail about their inspiration, muse and work. Art appreciation seminars take place as well as introductory talks on Western Art and Architecture. There are numerous trips abroad to both public and private art collections around the world. Recent trips have included galleries in London, New York, Beijing, Madrid, Rome and Florence.
A weekly drawing class is available along with a scholars' weekend workshop to provide Radleians of all abilities the chance to explore and develop their own creativity.