Archive for the ‘Creative Arts’ Category

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Garden and Landscape Design Programme

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in design for gardens and landscapes is a one-year course, equipping students in cutting-edge skills needed for jobs in the garden design and landscapes industry. Students will learn the core principles and practices of garden and landscape design, spatial design and the science of plants and soils. Full training will be provided in the latest digital software .The course is taught by a professional practitioner and students will get to work on live projects and design challenges set by KCC’s industry partners. Upon completion, students will be ready for entry-level employment, start-up businesses or further study. We also have a strong track record of students progressing to many of the leading design universities in the UK.

Sewing and Making for beginners

This four week evening class is the perfect introduction to those new to the sewing machine (or wanting to develop their techniques).
In the first week you will learn basic sewing machine skills and be assisted to practise your ability with techniques (such as seams and finishings).
The following weeks will enable you to make a simple item of your choice (such as sponge bags, tool rolls or a simple tote). You will be shown demonstrations in sewing, making and finishing techniques throughout the course and will build confidence for sewing in the future.
On completion you will have made your own accessory with the option to progress skills further for more advanced learning.

Throwing and Handbuilding Workshop: Summer School

Our three day ceramic workshop is suitable for all levels. You will be given the opportunity to explore throwing, hand-building and surface decoration techniques.

On day 3 you will glaze all your pieces and have them fired and ready for collection the following week.

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Upholstery

Looking to change that tired-looking footstool? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day upholstery course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing and carrying out your upholstery project

You will be shown how to creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of a skilled tutor.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease on life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

Introduction to Upcycling Furniture – Furniture Restoration and Painting

Looking to change that Edwardian chest of drawers? Tired of those ancient stains on your coffee table? Why not learn to upcycle in this hands-on two-day course.
Taught by a professional furniture restoration practitioner, each workshop will cover:
• Introduction to basic furniture repair skills
• Essential tools and how to use them safely
• Preparing your project
• Types of paint and where to use them
You will be shown several techniques to repair and creatively improve your chosen piece.
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of skilled tutors.
Learn to upcycle and give your furniture, not just a makeover, but a longer lease of life.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

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.

Jewellery Summer Workshop

For those who have always wanted to have a go at making Jewellery or need to prepare before starting a more substantial course in September, this will give you basic jewellery making skills and introduction to the workshop and . There will be some addtional costs for materials. Please note that this is a metal working course and does not include beading.

Raku & Sawdust Firing: Summer School

Our 2 day Raku and Sawdust-firing course offers a unique opportunity to make, decorative and fire ceramic work using this ancient Japanese technique. The course is suitable for any level of learner. There will be a small fee for some of the materials you use.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design & Architecture – Level 2

This course in interior design and architecture gives you the opportunity to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and Architecture.

Based in our specialist design studios you will work on projects that mirror those in industry, taught by experienced interior designers and architects. The course also includes visits to museums, comprehensive careers advice and for Under-19s teaching in English, maths and ICT.

You will explore through a series of exciting and challenging projects how to work to a brief, survey and plan small to medium-scale residential and retail spaces. You will experience the process of creativity through testing ideas, architectural model making, freehand and orthographic drawing, styling with colour and materials, photography and computer-aided design drawing. Discovering what other designers are doing now and in the past will underpin each project.

On completing the course you can choose to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma, present your completed portfolio for university, or apply for one of the many jobs in the design industry.

Adults will be required to attend for 2 days a week and Under-19s for three days per week.