Mrs Fish has worked at Settlebeck for 4 years, teaching Art and more recently Religious Studies. She is currently a Year 8 Form Tutor and also responsible for extracurricular Art Projects. She studied Foundation Art and Design at The London Institute, St Martins College and received a BA Hons in Visual Communication (Illustration) at Loughborough University. Mrs Fish completed her PGCE at the University of Cumbria and has worked in a variety of schools teaching Art and Design, Textiles and Photography across Cumbria and Lancashire.
Offering pupils a broad, wide and creative Art & Design curriculum is something that the Art Department at Settlebeck is committed to. Each project has reference to an artist or culture and pupils use a wide range of media from drawing & painting to textiles, photography, printmaking and 3D design.
Homework is set regularly and is essential in extending and progressing pupils’ skills, understanding and attainment in each project.
Pupils at Key Stage 4 are given a wide range of opportunities to express themselves creatively with projects based on subjects or art movements.
We encourage creativity by ensuring that pupils are offered enrichment activities while at school. Recently we created a large-scale 3D willow dragon that was the centerpiece in Sedbergh’s ‘Sheep Fest’. Also we have taken part in Kendal Torchlight, creating eye-catching props and scenery with the theme of Alice in Wonderland.
To ensure that pupils have adequate time to explore their creative sides the department offers catch up sessions during lunchtime on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and after school catch up and extension sessions on Wednesday until 4.10pm.