You build on the skills you bring with you and develop new skills through the process of research and experimentation. The course encourages you to reflect upon and question how to think about and make art. In 2011 Ofsted inspectors were impressed by the "confident and expressive nature of students' work."

At the end of the course you get to exhibit your work in the Paston Art Show in a professional gallery setting. Trips and visits play an important part in the course and in 2014/15 these included Tate Modern and The Royal Academy as well as a trip to Amsterdam.



Students at The Anselm Kiefer Exhibition at The Royal Academy, November 2014.



Students at The Kroller – Muller Museum, Holland. March 2015.

In March 2016 we visited Berlin to look at the amazing collections of art.

Many students each year go directly on from Paston to university or art school all over the UK to continue their study of art. Those who wish to do so locally benefit from our Progression Accord with Norwich University of the Arts. Some students go directly into an art related employment.

  • An ex- student, Steven Drake, helped to redesign the Griffon Studios. After leaving Paston, he went directly to local architectural firm Stead Mutton Griggs. Steven played a role in re- designing the new Griffon Theatre and Griffon Studios, opened in 2015. Sam Drake is in his final year at Glasgow School of Art & design studying Fine Art. You can view his work here; http://www.saatchiart.com/SamDrake

  • Charlotte Ward studied Fine Art, Maths and Biology at A Level. She secured a place at Kent University to read Architecture. Here is one of her paintings from 2014:

  • Jasmine Blake studied Fine Art, Sociology and English at A Level. She is currently studying Art History at UEA.


Below is a video taken of the Paston Art Show 2016, giving you an idea of the final work Paston Students produce at the end of the year: