The Drama and Art building at Queen’s College offers some of the best facilities in the South West. The spacious, brilliantly lit studios offer specialist teaching facilities for fine art, printmaking, photography, textiles and ceramics. There are also well-equipped rooms for GCSE pupils and every A Level student has their own exhibition and working space.
Head of Department Rebecca Cade, Teachers of Art Laura Burgoyne and Sandra Spall, and the Art Technician Alison Luisi have specialisms in textiles, painting, printing, ceramics and mixed media, and are all practising artists. Each member of staff is extremely experienced and enthusiastic, encouraging the pupils to be innovative, creative and experimental in a wide range of media. Termly story-boards for each year group are created by every member of staff with visual representation, creative ideas and material suggestions so that every pupil is clear as to what they will achieve within set time frames.
The pupils' artwork is displayed all around the campus, and if you visit Queen’s College you will see many examples of stunning and adventurous projects and exhibitions. There are excursions to art galleries such as the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. We have also visited sculpture parks and National Trust properties as well as residential trips to St Ives, Venice, New York, Barcelona and Paris, which helped inspire the pupils in their work. In addition, we arrange workshops with practising artists, working in a variety of disciplines to help inspire the pupils to explore new techniques.
Many of our pupils have progressed from A Level to study creative subjects at a variety of institutions, including Central Saint Martins, Kingston, Falmouth, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We are incredibly proud of all our pupils and their achievements to date, at Queen's and beyond.