Masterclass – Colour Viscosity Printing for Etching

If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image.By rolling different viscosities of ink across the surfaces of the plate, the process combines the principles of relief and intaglio printing achieving exciting, unexpected colour blends and effects. It was pioneered by British printmaker Stanley William Hayter in the 1960’s.You will work on two small images simultaneously learing to deep etch an image into zinc plates to achieve different levels in the surface. You will then learn to mix different viscosities of coloured inks, how to apply them to your image and print on to paper. Once you get printing the possibilities become exciting and experimental with many variations to explore.Printing experience is helpful but beginners with an art background are welcome.The studio in the Carlyle building (Room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches.The course fee includes all materials.Maximum 8 places.

Pattern Cut and Make a Skirt

This course is designed for learners new to pattern cutting and garment making. It will introduce you to many of the important skills needed to adapt a basic block and create a unique design. After experimenting with a range of pattern cutting and garment making skills, you will be asked to design and make your own skirt. With assistance and guidance from an experienced lecturer, you will explore the processes of designing and creating a full garment.

Foundations in Photography Part 1

This new programme provides a thorough and exciting introduction to the techniques of photographic image capture on location, as well as in the photographic studio. It is designed for anyone who would like to discover the potential of their camera beyond the automatic mode, and the possibilities of working with studio lighting. The course will cover camera skills (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, WB), basic studio lighting techniques (tungsten and flash), as well as digital post-production (Adobe Lightroom).

Although this course does not lead to a qualification, you will be encouraged to complete a series of set tasks independently in order to develop your creativity, consolidate your learning and put your new skills into practice. You will get weekly feedback on the work produced, throughout the course. The course runs one day a week for 7 weeks. Once you complete the Foundations part 1 you will be able to continue and join the Foundations part 2. At the end of both parts, you will have the confidence to pursue the study of photography on our level 2 programme, National Diploma or even the HNC.

Part 2: In this continuation of the programme you will get a more thorough understanding of exposure control and studio lighting, while you will have the opportunity to use our traditional b/w darkroom. The digital component will extend from Adobe Lightroom to Adobe Photoshop.

Higher National Diploma in Photography (Part time 2 year)

Our HND Photography course is a stimulating course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industry. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to a rapidly evolving environment.

It is a part time course which will run one day a week for two years. During your studies, you will develop analytical thinking and explore contemporary photographic practices. You will be working in a supportive environment, while producing photographic work for the set project briefs independently. You will be using different format cameras and advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio. You will explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as well as digital post-production techniques and will be encouraged to develop your ideas and photographic style. At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work, so as to promote yourself in your chosen pathway. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course, so students should have completed a HNC program previously, which can then be built on to progress to study at HND.

BA Hons Fine Art Top-up (Part time 2 year)

The top-up degree programme has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification. This two year programme allows you to develop and refine your chosen specialist discipline. Teaching takes place in a studio setting where there is an emphasis on making and exploring fine art. Students will also be given the opportunity to study the critical and contextual dimensions of fine art practice in the form of weekly art lectures, seminars and workshops. They will be encouraged to develop their thinking and understanding to become independent and critically aware practitioners. The HNC and HND at KCC comprise stages one and two of a three year programme of study. The BA top up is the third stage and will be characterised by the expectation for students to take absolute responsibility for the direction of their work. The programme will encourage a professional orientation that looks beyond the framework of the educational establishment.

Sew and Make an Accessory

This exciting and fun programme affords students the opportunity to learn to make their own products. The course will teach students to pattern cut and construct their own fashion accessory including bags, wallets and ipad covers. The class is for students with basic or intermediate sewing skills.

Performance Art: Learning through doing

This course is an active introduction to Performance Art that references Ana Mendieta, Matthew Barney and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd. Through each class students will gain an understanding of the history of Performance Art and will experiment with tailored performance exercises. By the end of the course all students will be asked to present a resolved performative work. Every exercise and performance will be planned and guided by personal tutorials and followed by group feedbacks.

Sewing for Beginners

This is the perfect course for students new to the sewing machine or for those wanting to learn the confidence to complete more complicated independent tasks. The course will quickly teach students the basics of the sewing machine and then allow them to select a personal sewing project to produce on the three-week course. This course is ideal for those wanting to learn more about garment or soft furnishing construction.

Digital: Creative Photography Skills

If you have completed our Basic Digital Photography Skills course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Basic Course and focuses on developing the ability to take good pictures while beginning to think like a photographer, you will shoot mini-assignments between classes and study the work of the great photographers. Sharing your pictures with classmates will stimulate discussion and help to build your confidence to take your photos to the next level. Students will need to own their own DSLR camera that allows them access to manual controls.

Digital: Basic Digital Photography Skills

Learn the basics of using your DSLR camera and get to understand the different modes and functions. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, our Basic Digital Skills course will put you in control of your camera and open up new horizons for you. The course will cover the basics of photography in terms of shutter speed, aperture and ISO, as well as lenses and white balance. The aim is to get you familiar with your camera’s functions, while photographing different situations and subjects. The course tutor will set you a task to complete between sessions, so as to practice the learnt skills. At the end of the course you will be able to take photographs without relying on the ‘auto’ mode!
Students will need to bring their own DSLR camera allowing access to manual controls.