Art, Design & Technology

Students painting in the Art Design Technology classroooms
Art student screen printing in Millfield Art Design and Technology classrooms
Art Design and Technology student in the woodwork workshop
Art student screen printing in Millfield Art Design and Technology classrooms
Students in the Big Draw Art Design and Technology

Millfield aims to meet the artistic and creative needs of all our students through exposure to and experience of art from a variety of sources and cultures. Our rich and varied Arts Co-Curricular programme includes:

Millfield Arts Projects

An annual series of activities, workshops and lectures in the Atkinson Gallery. Recent events have included an artist's talk, workshop and residencies by Stewart Geddes, Adam Berry, Mark Elliot Smith and Duncan Elliot; and participation in the national event, The Big Draw.

Millfield Sculpture Park

A unique sculpture collection of 29 exhibits within our extensive parkland, including large scale permanent works from artists such as Glynn Williams and Peter Randall-Page.

Sixth Form mentor programme

Tutorials and portfolio advice with staff and students from universities such as the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, Falmouth University and City & Guilds of London Art School. Students can experience the works of emerging artists from the UK’s art schools first-hand in the Atkinson Gallery’s annual MA & Other Postgraduates exhibition.

The Art Department also runs regular trips to London, Oxford, Berlin and Rome.

Meet Head of Art, Design and Technology, Paul Maxfield

Art News

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Old Millfieldian Edward Chudleigh (1993-1996; Shapwick) presented a talk to Millfield BTEC Art students on the links between engineering and art and how he has used art technology to develop his new sustainable energy machine, Genesis2, and created thousands of PPE face shields for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Millfield’s Lucie overcomes dyslexia to secure place at prestigious design school

Millfield Upper Sixth student Lucie Gonder has gained a place at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins’ School of Art after studying BTEC Art & Design along with an A level in Product Design from Millfield School in Somerset.

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