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Glass Skills Workshop – Painting and Sandblasting

This four weeks course will be an opportunity to learn the basics of stained glass painting using black/brown tracing colour as well as sandblasting frosted surface design, to add a new dimension to your work, enabling detail and imagery to form part of your design.
You will experiment with mark making techniques such as shading, sgrafitto and applying texture.

There will be tuition at every stage with encouragement to experiment freely.

All levels welcomed.

Glass Skills Workshop – Festive Christmas Decorations

Immerse yourself in the joy of making glass Christmas decorations and gifts. This 4 weeks course is designed to introduce you to the creative possibilities of glass fusing and stained glass technique of copper foil. It’s a perfect opportunity to make personalised and complete a number of pieces Christmas gifts.

All levels welcomed.

Students will pay for materials and small studio fee.

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 an introduction to the workshop and equipment. There will be some additional costs for materials. Please note that this is a metal working course and does not include beading.

Jewellery Skills Workshop – Understanding Lost Wax Casting

2 sessions for jewellers general designers or simply those with imagination. If you would like to find out about the Lost Wax Casting process. The first of 2 studio sessions students will learn about the materials and tools used to create wax models for jewellery designs. The 2nd session will be held at a Hatton Garden casting company where students will see the process in action and have the opportunity to put their own design in to production.
There will be an additional charge if students wish to make a piece of their own cast silver jewellery approx- £8-20

Jewellery Skills Workshop – Jewellery Illustration

A course designed to give designers the tips and tools to create accurate, effective and attractive illustrations of their jewellery ideas.

The sessions will cover simple perspective principles and drawing elliptical shapes for rings, how to handle gouache and/or watercolour pencils to create metallic effects and how to paint convincing gems.

2 sessions are held over a 3 week period to allow students to practice independently before returning for support and guidance.
Students should have either a piece of jewellery or clear idea for a design to begin the course.

Vectorworks for Interior Design- 2D Basic Drawing Skills

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Conduct a survey of a given space and draw a floor plan from your survey using 2D drawing skills.
– Use the following editing tools – cut, copy, paste, duplicate array, mirror, rotate, move and send to draw more efficiently.
– Create more complex objects using Add, Clip and Combine surfaces tool and the graphic attributes tool.
– Add text and dimensions to drawings.

Glass Workshop

Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass . All levels welcome.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Graphic Design

This course is designed to cover the fundamental skills relevant to Graphic Design, including drawing development, a variety of art based tasks designed to increase your creative thinking, basic typography, elements of design, and computer skills. It is a project based ‘hands-on’ course that will encourage you to develop ideas and practical skills to enable you to design a range of graphic design ‘pieces’.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your drawing and making skills through a wide range of classroom activities. You will investigate the elements of Graphic Design and will spend time learning some software application skills from the Adobe Creative Suite. In term one, through the study of design concepts, and the implementation of the software you will create a digital project based around a given topic. In the second term you will develop your skills to create more complex work on a given topic. In the third term you will choose a subject around which to develop a self-initiated project to best showcase your skills.

Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of Art and Design techniques including drawing with a variety of mediums over a range of subject and methods, colour theory, line, tone, texture etc., packaging basics, page layout, typography, size/scale etc. You will develop sketchbook work every term as a basis of presenting your work for assessment and, and use digital graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to develop your designs and ideas.

Projects will provide you with skills and understanding in various areas but will also allow the flexibility for you to develop your own personal style. This will provide you with a varied body of work that will build into a portfolio suitable for application onto higher-level courses.