Digital Fashion

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most commonly used programs in the fashion industry. This course will introduce you to fashion using both computer aided design as well as traditional manual skills.
This short course will give you an overview of how CAD is used within fashion. You will discover the basics of the programme and then learn to create your own computer generated designs. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course.

Specialist Fashion Techniques: Creative Pattern Cutting

For those with previous sewing experience, an opportunity to advance your pattern cutting skills by learning how to develop patterns for contemporary garments from work on the stand. Please bring a basic sewing kit, pencils, paper and scissors.

Summer School – Camera-less Photography into the Darkroom

Experience the real magic of photography by creating camera-less photographs in the darkroom.
You will learn about the history of camera-less photography as well as gain insights into contemporary photographers using these techniques.
Step by step instruction will be given to enable you to create images on traditional photographic paper by manipulating light in a variety of different ways to produce a series of photograms, chemigrams and lumen prints.
This course will allow students endless experimentation and expression of their imagination.

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.

Exploring Printmaking

This is a structured course for those who would like to explore the potential and possibilities of conventional printmaking mediums, such as monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint etc.Beginners are welcome. A studio fee applies termly.

Salt Print Photography

The Salt process was first devised by Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 to make the world’s first permanent photographic print.
Step by step guidance will be given on mixing the chemicals and coating techniques first on to watercolour paper. Once coated, paper is then exposed to a UV light source to produce a chemical reaction and then fixed with an option to tone before being washed in water.
You can use film negatives or make digital negatives to create ‘original’ prints on paper
This course would suit students with basic experience of black & white darkroom printing but this is not essential. Those who have done Cyanotypes will find this process equally fascinating.
Instruction on how to make digital negatives from digital photographs will be included.

Cyanotype Images

The Cyanotype process was developed in 1842 by the scientist John Herschel.
One of the first people to use the cyanotype process was Anna Atkins, photographically illustrating her book ”British Algae: in Cyanotype impressions” 1843 with Cyanotypes.
Step by step guidance will be given on mixing the chemicals & coating techniques, first on to watercolour paper & later on to fabric. Once coated, paper and fabric is then exposed to a UV light source to produce a chemical reaction and then washed in water.
You can use found objects or make digital negatives to create ‘original’ prints on paper as well as design your own seat & cushion covers!
This course would be suitable for students with some basic experience of black & white printing in a darkroom. Instruction on how to make digital negatives from digital imagery will be included.

Foundation Degree in Early Years (offered in collaboration with Kingston University)

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Thursday.

To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria:

  • You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
  • You must be employed in an Early Years setting for at least 16 hours a week.
  • Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education.
  • You will have at least 2 years post qualifying experience in a relevant early years setting. In some cases, significant experience in employment prior to achieving Level 3 may be taken into consideration.

UCAS Code: X110 Kensington and Chelsea College code is: T

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