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.
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.