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Meet the Art Staff

Our talented Art team look forward to welcoming you to Stockport Grammar School.

Mr Richard Davies (Head of Department)

Head of Art, Mr Davies has degrees from Lancashire Polytechnic, University of York and Manchester Metropolitan University. He studied his PGCE at Liverpool, John Moores University.
Before coming to Stockport Grammar School, Mr Davies worked as a media researcher and helped to develop advertising strategies for Nike, Adidas and the BBC to name a few.
He came to SGS in 2006 and also undertakes his role as Lead Assessment Writer for AQA and Senior Moderator for A Level Art and Design.
While he said it is impossible to choose his favourite artist or style of art, he said he does lean towards Picasso, Kiefer, Twombly and British Modernism of the 1930s.

Dr Thekla Kampelmann

Dr Kampelmann studied Art, Anglistics, German as a foreign language and Education at the University of Dortmund. It allowed her to travel extensively within Europe and the wider world like Thailand, Hong Kong and India. Studying at the University of Bristol (UK) and the University of Braga (Northern Portugal) deepened her interest in British Art and Architecture and the Islamic influence as part of Southern Europe and its Art. On aspect of teaching art Dr Kampelmann enjoys is seeing the various talents of young pupils and trying to foster and develop their knowledge and skills. The GCSE and A Level exhibitions so far are a window and steppingstone on our pupils’ journey into that wider world.

Mrs Rebecca Upton

Mrs Upton studied at Manchester School of Art completing a BA (Hons) in 3D Design, followed by a PGCE on Secondary Education Art and Design. She joined SGS in 2003 and has since continued her studies at Manchester Metropolitan completing a master in Education as a Teacher Maker with distinction. Her passion to teach and continue making her own artwork, informs and supports her practice in the classroom and beyond. Mrs Upton is also a keen gardener, interior designer and upcycler.