At HSDC we have a number of highly-skilled, dedicated and passionate staff.
They go above and beyond to help our students reach their full potential. We want to shout about these integral members of our HSDC community, so every month we will be finding out about the people behind our teaching excellence with our ‘Staff in the Spotlight’ feature.
This month we are recognising Mark Kellett who is Course Manager for the A Level Fine Art on our Havant campus.
Do you practice the subject you teach outside of work?
I gained my degree in Fine Art Painting at Winchester School of Art, then I worked with a builder for three years. Before I started teaching, I spent many years across the College as a teaching assistant before working my way up to the A Level Fine Art Course Manager.
What is the highlight of your role at HSDC?
What kind of careers have your students gone on to?
My students have taken many different career paths, including freelance illustrators, architecture design, fashion & textile design and teaching.
What kind of opportunities are students offered on your course?
Residentials to Europe / New York.
Frequent trips to galleries & museums – locally and around London.
Talks from internationally known artists and past students who have gone on to successful creative careers.
Work experience in local art galleries businesses and shadowing local artists.
Visits to a local university’s degree shows and open days.
Superb support and guidance from experienced lecturers and practising artists.
What three words would your students use to describe you?
Chilled, fun & passionate.