Head of Department: Mrs K H P Lenham BA (Winchester School of Art)
The Art School is a lovely space that encourages creativity. It is light and airy, and with some of the best views across the College pupils enjoy working here. Art is valued highly at Epsom and we enjoy a long tradition of excellence at the College. Our most notable OEs are John Piper, Graham Sutherland and John Wells, and today the College continues to encourage creativity and engagement with Art.
The Art School is a lively environment, where pupils explore the breadth of Fine Art, employing a wide range of materials and techniques, learning to handle them with expertise and confidence, developing fluency as they progress through the Art School.
Whether or not pupils opt to study Art to GCSE or A Level, our aim is that they should enjoy their time in Art and should feel a sense of personal achievement. Time in the Art School is challenging, exciting and purposeful. Pupils have the benefit of a lively co-curricular programme of workshops. Whilst success at GCSE and A Level is valued, pupils are encouraged to investigate, explore and refine practical skills parallel to developing a creative response to the world that surrounds them. Work is individual and of personal relevance. Nurturing this original and intelligent approach enables pupils to develop skills that are of immense value within the Art School, but also far beyond it.
Follow the links below to learn more about Art at Epsom College.
Head of Department
Mrs K H P Lenham BA (Winchester School of Art)
Department Teaching Staff
Mr N Arvanitis MA (University of the Arts, London)
Ms I Page BA (Bath)
Ms S Poppe BA (Central St Martins)
Mrs A Adams BA (Chelsea College of Art), MA (Wimbledon School of Art)
Mrs T Gregory BA (Wimbledon School of Art)
The John Piper Art School was renamed in 1990 after the prominent artist who was an Old Epsomian. Other OEs include Graham Sutherland; the St Ives painter, John Wells; and the art critic, Peter Fuller. Many OEs have and still do go on to study and work in the visual arts and architecture.
The Art School is a lovely, light and spacious environment. With well-equipped studios over four floors, creativity thrives here. Facilities are excellent and the range of materials and techniques available is very broad. Where possible, year groups have their own specialist areas. The entrance provides us with an exhibition area. In the basement there is a screen-printing studio. On the ground floor there are two general junior studios. There is also a pottery studio and the Technicians' Office and Storeroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there are two large Sixth Form studios. There are printing presses on both the ground and first floor. We have an excellent department Library which is housed in the Department Office and is open to students of all years. Learning in the Art School is supported by 14 PCs and 24 iPads.
Follow the links before to learn more about Art Department trips and visits:
Click on the images below to view a selection of work by College Art students:
Recent artwork submitted for inclusion in Education Magazine
Junior M4/U4 Artwork Gallery
GCSE Artwork Gallery
AS Artwork Gallery
A2 Artwork Gallery