Art Staff Profiles

Clare Schmidt, BA in Fine Art (DeMontfort Leicester), is our newly appointed Head of Department. Clare is a practising mixed media artist who brings a wealth of teaching experience and expertise in her subject to the art department at King's. Through her own work, Clare explores the possibilities of combining photography with painting and collage to create images with unusual luminosity and vibrancy of colour. Her work is exhibited and sold throughout the South West.

Laura Graven, BA Fine Art and PGCE,University of Central England has joined us from teaching at an international school in Budapest. Laura has now been teaching for 10 years and enjoys the additional challenge of being an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts. Laura has exhibited in Budapest and the UK and has a special interest in contemporary art including photography. Her photography has previously been selected for a feature on the BBC news website. Laura joined the school with her husband Michael who shares her interest for walking, travelling and the arts.

John Warner has been cleaning in the art department for six years, and has a special interest in photography and drawing, steam trains and trams.

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