Art Department

Mr Christopher Lonsdale, MA, BA  
Head of Art   

Mr Chris Lonsdale joined the school in September 2019. He has a Masters with Distinction in Artist Teachers & Contemporary Practice from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a Fine Art BA (Hons) from Bath Spa School of Art. He has taught in four schools across both state and independent sectors and is a Senior Examiner for GCE Art & Design for Edexcel. Originally hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland, Chris has made his home in Essex, where he has lived with his wife and two children for the last 16 years.

Miss Victoria Cooper, BA
Teacher of Art

Miss Victoria Cooper joined the school in 2015 and teaches Art and Photography. She gained an Art degree from Leeds Arts University and specialises in Jewellery Design and Metalwork. In addition to teaching, she is a netball coach for the U12 team and assists with the production of props for the Drama department.

Mrs Zoe Dobson, BFA (Hons)
Teacher of Art      

Zoë graduated from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford with a Batchelor in Fine Art. She has previously worked as an artist-in-residence, held teaching positions in South Korea, China and Vietnam, worked for a theatre in New Zealand and a photography gallery and festival in New York.

Miss Katie Lerman, BA
Teacher of Art 

Miss Katie Lerman joined the school in September 2019. She has a First Class Honours degree from Chelsea School of Art, where she studied Fine Art, focusing on performance. She qualified as an Artist Teacher from the Institute of Education and teaches across all three key stages.

Miss Eliza Stimpson, BA
Teacher of Art

Miss Eliza Stimpson joined Brentwood School in 2017 as Artist in Residence and specialises in painting. She is now on the full-time teaching team, working across all key stages. Miss Stimpson is an Artist in her own right and has exhibited across Europe, following attaining a degree in Fine Art and Art History at Plymouth University.

Mrs Tanya Falco
Art Technician

Mrs Tanya Falco is the Senior School art technician and teaches art in our Preparatory School. Originally from Islington, London. Tanya graduated from South East Essex University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Her passion is all things vintage.

Miss Leanna Moran
Art Technician

Miss Leanna Moran, born in West London. Working as an art technician funds her art career, and she spends all her spare time painting and creating collages, which focus on childhood and anxiety. After exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery Leanna now works alongside the prestigious gallery creating prints and original sales of her artworks.