- Ms S Heraghty BA (Director of Art)
- Mrs M Franklin MA
- Miss K Duke BA
- Mrs A Richards BA (part-time)
- Mr D Hughes (Art Technician)
- Mr N Anthony (Artist in Residence)
It is the Art Department’s aim to inspire each student studying Art to consider their place in the world and to communicate their personal response to it. Studying Art at Eltham College helps students to develop a sense of their own identity as they are given the chance to learn how to work with a range of materials and techniques so that they develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity.
The Art Department is an exciting place to study; previous exam students have made films, built large-scale installations, used photography, drawn with wire, printed with a variety of objects through the etching press, made sound pieces and projected images over sculptures amongst many other interesting projects. The subject matter is as varied as the students themselves – from composing and realising beauty in everyday objects, mapping the stars, aviation, architecture, political beliefs, politics, ecology, movement, archaeology, reflection, family history, memories, human interaction, pattern, experimental travel… The ideas are inspired by artists relevant to their lives and eclectic interests. Art can bring a welcome balance to other academic subjects.
Studying Art develops transferable skills such as problem-solving, creative thinking, experimentation, critical analysis, research skills, resilience, making and building skills, team work and debating.
Teaching and Learning
Studying Art at Eltham College encompasses creating art, learning about art and, most importantly, learning from art. One of the department’s major tasks is to provide learning experiences, which stimulate and encourage investigation to develop personal ideas, feelings and responses to a subject, issue or problem.
There are regular extra sessions set up for the exam groups so that they can keep on top of their studio work. The classrooms are open for students over the Easter holidays to complete coursework. There are also courses offered in the gallery, both evening and holiday courses, that support those studying Art at exam level.