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Extended Diploma in Art and Design

The Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma is the progression pathway that offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at Kensington and Chelsea College or University.

The course is structured with units which cover:

  • Characteristics and contexts in art and design;
  • Preparation for progression;
  • Engaging with an audience;
  • Project proposal and realisation

The course is project based and students are given encouragement and support to develop their personal ideas. There is also a strong commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas.

The Extended Diploma builds on student’s knowledge, skills, understanding and the confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning.

The course also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structured programme.

Our aim is to provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career opportunities within the sector.

Summer School – Basic Digital Photography

Learn the basics of using a DSLR camera and get to understand the menus, white balance, exposure modes and accessories. Our Digital SLR photography course for beginners will put you in control of your equipment and open new horizons for you.

Summer School – Explore Printmaking

Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. 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.

All materials are available to buy in the studio.

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.

Summer School – How to Draw & Paint from the Model

You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making.

Summer School – How to Paint with Watercolour

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location.

Printmaking Taster Course

The perfect opportunity to try out printmaking in our specialist studio with one of our experienced tutors.

Whether you are new to printmaking, a practicing artist wanting to adapt your ideas into print, or just want to experience using our studio for the first time, this day is the perfect opportunity for you to see what printmaking at KCC is like.

Discovering Photo Etching

Explore this exciting printmaking technique ‘Photo Etching (Photogravure)’ for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. Photo Etching, combines the traditional technique of intaglio printmaking (where ink is pushed into scratched, engraved or acid etched marks on a zinc plate) with Photography or Photo-Imaging.

The course is suitable for those new to printmaking, photographers wanting to explore alternative photographic processes, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and the more advanced student wishing to perfect their techniques and develop their personal work.

You will learn to work in the well equipped studio with specialist intaglio facilities and develop your personal imagery. These sessions are a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time, you will be supported with guidance through your personal projects, one to one tutorials and feedback to help you develop your artistic strength and interests.

Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in early July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses.

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic arts experience in any other visual arts discipline.

What does the course lead to?
These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints and to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses.

Where will I study?
The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05.

How much should I study outside class?
It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.

Are any course materials online?
Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies.

What books and equipment do I need?
You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron.

What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £8.25 payable each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

If you have further questions about the course, the tutor can be contacted at: d.rizzi@kcc.ac.uk

Introduction to Printmaking

You will learn to work in the light and the well-equipped print studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. Following techniques will be covered throughout the year:  Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching. You will be introduced to each printmaking technique by demonstration, informal one-to-one feedback and group tutorials will encourage each student’s personal strengths and interests.

You are encouraged to explore the creative and more experimental possibilities of these processes while also gaining a good working knowledge of the traditional skills.

In the third term guidelines on presenting your prints will be taught in preparation for finished work to be shown in the printmaking Summer Show at the Hortensia Gallery.

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic arts experience in any other visual arts discipline.

What does the course lead to?
These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints and to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses.

Where will I study?
The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05.

How much should I study outside class?
It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.

Are any course materials online?
Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies.

What books and equipment do I need?
You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron.

What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £16.50 payable each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

If you have further questions about the course, the tutor can be contacted at: d.rizzi@kcc.ac.uk