Art & Textiles

Art & Textiles

Subject Vision 

The Art Department firmly believes that art is a vehicle for creativity and personal expression. Our aim is to foster an interest in art in all students, and to enable them to develop technical skills, knowledge, sensitivity and understanding, in order to visually express themselves. We aim to foster an appreciation of Art within society and in various cultures, in both a historical and contemporary context. Art education provides a unique way of knowing and interpreting the world and our experience of it. Art is part of our culture and is a civilizing, enriching and humanising experience. 

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh 


Department Staff List 

Mrs Gates – Head of Art  
Mr Atherton – Teacher of Art
Miss Hartley – Teacher of Art 
Miss Furlong – Teacher of Art