The Creative Arts & Design Technology Department’s philosophy is to help students develop their creative thinking and crafting skills to support them in pursuing careers in a design-related discipline.
Our specialist Art tutors teach and mentor students who wish to explore visual arts, photography and design.
All students in Key Stage 3 study art at BSB and as an option subject in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
The emphasis is on student-generated ideas and projects as part of the regular curriculum. As students move through their IGCSE/GCSE course, they are encouraged to find their own identity through their work. The results, therefore, become increasingly personal.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Studying Design Technology (DT) is a creative process involving applying knowledge and skills through designing and making products. It is a subject in which elegant ideas lead to outcomes of flair and creativity. The British School of Bucharest students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make innovative products that meet human needs. The Creative Faculty vision empowers students to be responsible, self-directed and adaptable learners.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Key Stage 5
BSB – Designed for creativity
The British School of Bucharest has three well-equipped Art Rooms where students can learn and create Art throughout the day. Light, airy and very comfortable to work in, these inspiring rooms are available to students throughout the school day.
The creativity on display in these Art Rooms, from pupils of all ages, is a true reflection of the immense artistic talent within our school.
The school’s large and spacious DT workshop is fully equipped to promote insight into the design process and develop essential design skills. We maintain a good balance for pupils between traditional handwork skills and using computers to design and manufacture. Students learn to effectively use the latest CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology within our DT facility, including a laser cutter, a CNC router, a vinyl cutter and 3D printers. Combined with our range of modern computer-controlled machines for routing, milling, turning, and utilising more traditional wood materials and plastics, students learn practical skills through collaboration, communication and reflection.
Creative Arts Faculty
Mark WilliamsHead of Creative Arts
Mark Williams joined the British School of Bucharest in 2006 and is now Head of the Creative Faculty.
Mark graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Exeter School of Art and Design, followed by an MA from Chelsea School of Art and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) from Brighton University. He previously worked as an exhibitions coordinator and curator, before becoming a freelance illustrator. Now a teacher and inspiration for his pupils, Mark continues to create art. His work has been published in many magazines and books. He is represented by Olivia Connelly in England and exhibits work at various venues and galleries, in both London and Bucharest.
John GreensladeTeacher of DT
John Greenslade joined the British School of Bucharest in 2018 as an Art and Design & Technology teacher, having held the position of Head of Art and Design & Technology at the Instituto Bilingue Victoria in Mexico previously.
John studied Three-Dimensional Design and completed his PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in Cardiff. After teaching Art and Design for three years in Southampton, he began his international career in Cairo as Head of Art. John’s teaching career includes time spent working with students of all ages in Europe, North Africa, North America and Asia.
Siobhan WilliamsTeacher of Art and DT & Head of Key Stage 4
Siobhan Williams studied Graphic Design at the University of Teesside before gaining a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in Design & Technology from the University of Sunderland.
She worked in the UK teaching Art, Design & Technology for four years while also studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Siobhan’s first international teaching position was at Haileybury Almaty School in Kazakhstan, where she spent five years teaching Art.
Nick ReadArt and DT Technician
Nick Read is an experienced Safety and Control Systems Engineer with 10 years of experience joining us in the Art and DT department.
His electrical and electronic engineering expertise and extensive technical software knowledge will prove to be a welcome addition for the BSB students.