Our aim is to enable the girls to discover and develop their creative skills at Queen Anne’s. The girls will explore a wide general range of areas of art and design including drawing, textiles, ceramics, photography and history of art. Art and design at Queen Anne’s aims to give students a broader understanding and experience of art and design techniques and issues; raise awareness of the art historical context in which they are working; develop more advanced recording and painting techniques, as well as to design and work in three dimensions. We also aim to encourage confidence to work on a larger scale, to produce imaginative work; to develop practical problem solving and construction techniques, leadership and team work. This will prepare girls for more complex still life painting techniques, and they will begin to explore textile processes.
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Head of Art: Mr Michael Norcross
Textiles: Mrs Beverley Brooke-Mee
Ceramics: Mrs Jayne Talbot-Wilkin
History of Art: Mrs Sandra Smith
Photography: Mr Luis Rubin
Art Technician: Miss Juliet Hookey
The department is housed in the Elliot Art and Design building. The building boasts 14 studio spaces, which include: dedicated studios for AS and A2 students with en-suite computer facilities, a ceramics studio, kiln room, plasterwork studio, machine workshop, lecture theatre and outside working areas. The first floor is home to a large studio, textiles room, and specialist photography areas including a purpose-built dark room, with wet and dry facilities, digital photography suite and a controlled light studio which also serves as an Art History teaching room.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The above is complemented by the opportunity to attend a variety of Art clubs, namely: photography (three nights per week); general art & design (two nights per week); ceramics (one night per week); textiles (two nights per week); life drawing (one night per week). All year groups are encouraged to attend.