Visual Arts - Amesbury School
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The role of the Visual Art Department at Amesbury School is to promote creativity, develop artistic skills and engage pupils with hands-on learning.

We enjoy teaching a variety of techniques that include drawing, painting, printing, sculpture, textiles and ceramics. Our projects are thoughtfully linked to wide variety of different artists’, prominent artistic movements in history and cultural works, enabling pupils to embrace the breadth and opportunity that visual art has to offer.

Beyond the classroom, we aim to offer as many opportunities as possible to our pupils. This can take the form of co-curricular activities, excursions to galleries or places of interest, taking part in national art competitions and artist led workshops.

We are very proud to give our pupils such confidence and courage to express themselves artistically, ensuring they can create with independence and innovation.

‘Creativity takes Courage – Henri Matisse’




We have a wonderful creative space for the children to use at Amesbury. Our facilities include a large vaulted-ceiling classroom and mezzanine terrace classroom, located in our prestigious building. In addition, we have an on-site potter who runs pottery wheel classes and supports the ceramic aspect of our curriculum.

Our Thomas Visual Arts Centre is the winner of a prestigious FX International Design Award. The TVAC has beaten other short-listed projects including The Jia Ping-Wa Museum of Art in China, Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport Terminal 2 (project) and the elegant Ludgate building which overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral in London. It has also been shortlisted for the Building Design ‘Architect of the Year’ awards and nominated for a RIBA (regional) award.


head of department


Ms. Kitty Hatcher joined Amesbury in September 2022, having previously taught in a variety of preparatory schools. She has a BA Hons Degree from Winchester School of Art in Textiles, Fashion and Fibre, specialising in Textile Art. She has a passion for teaching both Art and Design Technology and is looking forward to passing on this passion to the pupils.



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