Archive for the ‘Art & Design’ Category

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.

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.

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.

Drawing Skills in Garden Design

Drawing is a core skill in garden design and this course is intended as an introduction to the types of drawing that garden designers need to be familiar with.
Taught by professional garden design practitioners, the course includes:
• Presentation plans and accompanying illustrative drawings
• Site surveys (including contour plans, land drainage and other markings)
• Construction drawings
All workshops are aimed at beginners and full training will be given involving lots of hands on practice under the guidance of skilled tutors.
Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am till 4pm (3 – 4 days for students who are under 19).

For those who want a specialist hands on course in ceramics, glass or jewellery.  Taught by practising makers the course will teach highly specialist practical skills and knowledge for 3-Dimensional design.

Alongside your studio practice this course covers general art and design principles, history of design, drawing skills and colour theory. These contextual elements will enable you to develop and stretch your own individual creative expression.

Course activities include museum and gallery visits, liaison with trade and industry and exploration into the context of contemporary crafts practice in the 21st century. Using these experiences you will to access a relevant network and produce a portfolio of design work to prepare you for your next level of study or work.

Glass Skills Workshop – Stained Glass Applique

Immerse yourself in stained glass as you develop your skills creating your own panel using applique/mosaic technique. You will learn this traditional glass technique to make stained glass as well as exploring the use of composition using colour, textures and lines in your work.

The programme will be led and taught by the Head of Glass with Demonstrations, hands-on making and one-to-one tuition.

Students will pay for materials and small studio fee.