The department occupies a unique
building, and studio spaces are spread over four floors. Specialist facilities
are available for drawing, painting, printmaking (intaglio, relief and screen),
photography (including a darkroom and digital facilities), ceramics, textiles
In October 2016, we opened our new art
studio, the Silvermead Studio. With funds donated by an OA, this new studio
complements our existing facilities. The mezzanine floor, suspended above the
main open-plan area, creates a more intimate space for individual and focused
studies, with the main space enabling pupils to work on large-scale and
Large glass doors will open onto a
terrace for outdoor working in the summer months, and our existing facilities
will be used more effectively to create specialist working areas.
Artist Michael Brennand-Wood officially
opened the studio on 25 February 2017.