Lynley Kennett – Head of Art and Design and Technology
Lynley was born in Adelaide, Australia and attended The Finders University of South Australia to study for a Bachelor of fine Arts and English Literature, specialising in painting and drawing. Prior to teaching at The Bicester School, Lynley taught in Adelaide and Sydney.
Lynley’s favourite artists include Jill Ricci, Tom Roberts, Barbara Kruger, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer and Jasper Johns.
Lynley would describe her happy place as somewhere warm (she’s always cold!) or a creative city. Her favourite part of the job is seeing students succeed and go to follow creative careers and be super successful!
Christina Ware – Lead Teacher of Graphics/Teacher of Art
Chrissy graduated from university in 2009 with an Honours Degree in Illustration. She then went on to train as a teacher in 2011, following a brief career in marketing.
Chrissy has built up a portfolio of work through a freelance career which has seen her work published in books, magazines and online. Alongside working freelance, Chrissy is also a full time Teacher of Art at The Bicester School, where she once was a student.
Chrissy is particularly interested in street art, graphic design and photography. She enjoys visiting cities in her spare time to explore the street art scene.
Michelle Myers – Art Technician
Michelle Studied at Exeter college of Art and Design. She works as the Art Technician at The Bicester School. Michelle also works as a freelance artist specialising in animal and human portraiture. She exhibits her artwork locally for the community to enjoy and is extremely passionate about art – it’s something she couldn’t imagine life without.
Bonnie Powell – Teacher of Art and Aspirations Leader
Bonnie studied Fine Art at Leeds and worked in retail before training as a teacher. Bonnie’s ‘happy place’ would be an art gallery or museum, a sketchbook and a pile of art materials; she likes to work big and messy with a mixture of materials.
Some of Bonnie’s favourite artist are Lisa Milroy, Cornelia Parker, Jessica Stockholder, Mark Rothko, Antonio Tapies and Robert Rauschenberg.
Bonnie loves to see the amazing skill and creativity that comes from the young people she teaches. That’s what makes her job so brilliant.
Bruno Sousa – Teacher of Art
Bruno studied at the Art School of Lisbon where he graduated in Fine Arts – Painting in 2007 and took a Master’s in Art Teaching at the University da Beira Interior in 2012.
He works as a freelance children books illustrator, with a few books published in Portugal, and worked with art galleries that represented his name on his painting and drawing collections.
Bruno can’t live without a sketchbook and is always planning new projects. He loves to push his students towards creativity and to try different approaches to their ideas because a creative mind is a happy mind!