Archive for the ‘Creative Arts’ Category

Jewellery and Silversmithing – Building Skills -Jeweller workshop

Suitable for makers who wish to build on their existing skills, learn new and inspiring techniques in the company of other creatives in the field. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects or those set by the tutor enabling each individual the freedom to extend skills of their own choice. A broad range of techniques will be taught in our well- equipped studio guided by our experienced tutor. This course is ideal simply for fun and self- development, for amateur jewellery designers and anyone aiming to set up a small business in related trades such as gemmology or jewellery retail.

Glass Workshop

This is an inspiring and motivating workshop, that will introduce a range of basic design skills and techniques to create kiln formed glass. The aims of the workshop is to encourage and support you to develop your own unique voice in creating your work. You will be taught techniques such as fusing, sandblasting, imprinting, fusing with inclusions, painting and more.

During the workshop you will be required to develop and produce a piece of desired glass work. After February you will produce a piece of desired glass and jewellery work.

This will be discussed in the lesson.

This workshop is an ideal for a beginner or anyone wanting to refresh their skills and learn more about glass art. Students will be supported to develop their skills and progress onto an advance glass workshop or course

Level 3 Extended Diploma Extended Practitioner Evening

A different type of music education. The Notting Hill Academy of Music doesn’t offer the standard outdated 2-3 year courses as the music industry changes far quicker than that. We offer the opportunity to learn from people at the frontline of the music industry over just 9 months to enable you to launch your career into the music industry within the year.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Extended Practitioner Daytime

A different type of music education. The Notting Hill Academy of Music doesn’t offer the standard outdated 2-3 year courses as the music industry changes far quicker than that. We offer the opportunity to learn from people at the frontline of the music industry over just 9 months to enable you to launch your career into the music industry within the year.

Specialist Millinery: Felt Hand-shaping for Millinery

This course will introduce students to the some intermediate level felt handling techniques. Millinery felt is a very versatile material which, in addition to traditional blocking, can be shaped by hand to create sculptural headpieces and a wide range of trimmings.

Specialist Millinery: Leather Techniques

This course will introduce students to a wide range of techniques for working with leather. Students will learn about different kinds of leather, how to create hat and headpiece shapes in leather, and how to shape leather into a variety of trimmings.

BTEC Higher National Certificate in 3D Design Level 4 – Interior Architecture

This Higher Education course is designed to expand students’ creative, analytical and technical skills and to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the profession of Interior Design. The course equips students to meet the increasing demand for well trained designers with strong design flair and sound technical and managerial knowledge. Design projects are exploratory, experimental and large in scale and students are expected to work independently on own projects while being provided with on going design support through regular tutorials. There is the opportunity for students to gain a genuine understanding of both design and management principles. A group exhibition will take place during the summer term. At interview students will need to show a strong portfolio of work in their specialist area. This course is equivalent to a first year BA course and leads to a BTEC Higher National Certificate qualification.

Introduction to Illustrator – Taster Course

In this tester course you will learn how to:
This course provides a thorough introduction to Adobe’s Illustrator, which is the industry-preferred graphics software that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations for print or online.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:

• Learn how to create professional designs and illustrations in Illustrator
• Master the Pen tool
• Create and edit shapes
Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

Summer School – Photo Etching

You will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process including how to prepare and output images for photo-etching using Photoshop, preparing the photo-etching plate, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

How To Draw From the Model: Technique & Process

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.