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Our History & Objectives

West Hampshire School of Art is a non-profit social enterprise that offers fine art courses & workshops for all ages across the west Hampshire area. Our profits drive community art programmes and funded children’s places for those from low-income families.

Based at Broughton Down Farm between Salisbury and Stockbridge, Hampshire, WHSoA fills a gap in holistic art education in the area, particularly important at a time when art & design is being marginalised from the national curriculum, encouraging an increased sense of well-being for students of all ages.

West Hampshire School of Art C.I.C. (company number 11799504) was set up in January 2019 by Director and Lead Tutor, Daisy Rogers, who is a professional fine artist based in nearby Over Wallop. WHSoA is Community Interest Company (C.I.C.), with primary social objectives whose profit surpluses are principally reinvested into the community.

We have chosen to be a C.I.C. so that WHSoA can play a valuable role in helping to create a stronger, healthier and more sustainable local community.

WHSoA is applying to the OFSTED voluntary childcare register, which will enable parents to pay via the tax-free childcare voucher scheme.

Our Committee

We are very lucky to have a wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers, each with their own areas of professional specialism, adding a wealth of knowledge, experience and ideas to WHSoA strategy and fundraising!

Leonie Hodge

Katie Williams

Emma Erskine-Naylor

Sacha Sharman

 

Our Team

Daisy Rogers

Managing Director & Lead Tutor

Daisy Rogers is a professional fine artist based in west Hampshire. Her style is contemporary and expressive - she works predominantly in pastels, oils and charcoal to capture the light and emotion of a fleeting moment. www.daisyrogers.co.uk

Image by Claire Barlow Photography

Image by Claire Barlow Photography

Genevieve Leicester-Thackara

Director

Genevieve has a background in fashion, teaching and previous experience as a Director and Treasurer of a charity. Genevieve is DBS cleared.

Helen Macdonald

Outreach team

Helen joins the WHSoA outreach team with an indispensable wealth of experience as a secondary school teacher and as a talented amateur artist. Helen is DBS cleared.

Lily Wilde

Fundraising, Marketing & PR Assistant

Lily is a key part of the WHSoA team, providing fundraising, marketing and PR support to our Directors, keeping the wheels turning!