THE ART SCHOOL
Art House, Art School is Situated at the foot of The Mendips in the Village of Cheddar.
The Art School is run by dual professional Katrina Atkinson B.A. Hons. Fine Art, A practicing mixed media artist and teacher (BTEC Dip Level 5).
She runs weekly Art classes for both children () and Adults.
The Art School is well resourced offering a wide range of subjects available to students of all abilities. Taught with a combination of Traditional and Contemporary Art School principles. Including Life Drawing Classes, Art History Lectures, Field trips to galleries and an end of year Art School Show.
There are frequent visiting guest artists, teachers and lecturers as well as craft workshops, accessible to all abilities and ages. Most weekly classes are facilitated by Katrina who will support, guide and encourage students throughout their own creative personal voyage.
Katrina left school and attended Somerset College of Art & Technology from 1988 to 1990 studying BTEC Nat Dip in Design, Fashion an excellent foundation in the arts; covering, Art History, Life Drawing, Illustration, presentation boards, textiles, as well as pattern cutting and sewing. Once graduating knowing fine art was her calling, Katrina continued working within the arts through many guises including working in Schools, as well as Arts & Craft facilitation in Nursing homes. Alongside this she continued her art practice; attending life drawing classes, ceramics and sculpture courses to further her knowledge. She also took on commissions such as murals and pet paintings. In 1995 Katrina returned to education and began a part-time Art Foundation course at Weston College, after which she spent over a year at UWE studying ceramics, returning to Weston College to continue Fine Art Integrated Art & Design. In order to complete her degree Katrina attended Plymouth University (Exeter).
Since then Katrina has been a practicing Artist entering group exhibitions and solo shows, she continues to research her subject and has worked as a visiting Artist in schools, homes for adults with learning disabilities and both nursing and residential homes. In 2015 Katrina began to teach classes from The Art House and in 2017 became full time in her Art School. In 2018 Katrina Graduated in her Teacher Training (BTEC Dip Level 5) in order to give the best possible service to all her students.