Bonas MacFarlane Art


Bonas Macfarlane Art helps students gain places and win scholarships at schools such as Harrow, Charterhouse and Bryanston and achieve places at top institutions such as Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths University, Bartlett School of Architecture, and the Architectural Association.

UK art institutions and universities such as The Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and The Architectural Association are widely acknowledged as world leaders in the field of art education, and as such have huge annual submissions for a limited number of places. Oversubscribed, highly competitive courses, as well as an increasing number of specialized subject pathways have lead to a growing need for expert guidance in the fields of art, design, fashion, and architecture education. 

Established in 2011, Bonas Macfarlane Art is a highly successful department within the company, headed up by artist Darren Marshall. Students covering a broad range of ages and projects have benefited from our work, and with our guidance and support have regularly achieved art scholarships at 11+, A* grades at GCSE and A-Level, and places on first choice Foundation or Degree courses.

Our Art services include mentoring, one-to-one tuition, portfolio preparation, HomeStay tuition, mock interviews and exam preparation. 

We aim to enable a student to fully realize their creative and artistic potential, and to understand what the subject can give to them in the short and long term. Creativity, imagination and artistic skills can benefit a student in many ways, enhancing their confidence and worldview whilst they gain the skills and knowledge to succeed in their studies.

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darren marshall

As Head of Art at Bonas Macfarlane, Darren provides consultations, mentoring and tutoring. He also manages a team of specially selected art tutors.

Darren graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a 1st Class degree in Fine Art, and then went on to complete his MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design. His paintings are held in private collections in Europe and the UK, including The Saatchi Collection, London. 

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