About Me

Bella is a full time Secondary School Art and Design Teacher who has a passion for teaching and building social confidence in the classroom. Art creates community and conversation, and this is where her focus and passion lays. 

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Teaching Career

Bella was the art-K Ashtead Manager and Full Time Art Teacher for 2+ years in 2020 - 2022, teaching students aged 6 - 16 years old. The club grew from 111 students to 240 students in her time there, demonstrating her drive and wide spread love to share art as a skill set. 

 

University

 

Bella created her own independent film EXPOSURE that was nominated in the Student Animation category in the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards as well as nominated in Hollywood for “Best Animation.”

 

EXPOSURE premiered in Moscow in 2018 and has popped up in festivals and screenings around the UK, Spain, Russia, the USA and Mexico.

Bella Watson graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2018 from the BA (Hons) Animation course at Manchester School of Art, achieving a First Class Honours.

"My background is very much in traditional Fine Art - oil paints and drawing. I spent my whole life painting up until I was 18 years old, then I spent a year in Uganda teaching. Coming back to the UK after my year away leant me towards illustration and animation, slowly transferring certain skills over to the digital ways of life. However, having taught at International Schools in every summer holiday at University, I soon realised my real passion is teaching and working with young minds. I now teach full time and work in oil paints in my own time.”