Archive for the ‘Art & Design’ Category

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

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.

Pottery and Ceramics Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee.

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

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 to 4:00 (3 days for students who are under 19)

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.

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.

Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Advance 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:
– Create a floor plan drawing of a contemporary apartment using the tools explored in Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Basic Drawing Skills course.
– Create interior elevations. Add colour and silhouette figures.
– Use the graphic attributes tool to add texture and patterns to your drawings.
– Use furniture symbols from Vectorworks library and create your own.
– Prepare drawings for presentation using Viewports.

Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign

This course provides a thorough introduction to the three leading components of Adobe’s industry-preferred Creative Suite software package. Learn how to edit images, create graphics and layout text for print and online magazines, posters, websites, social media apps and more.
Taught by experienced design professionals by the end of this course you should expect to have become proficient in the following:

Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is the design industry’s preferred software for working with and editing graphics and images.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:

• Crop and resizing images
• Enhance image quality
• Add text to images
• Prepare images for social media
• Create composite images
• Apply colour filters
• Create web banners

Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator 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
• Learn simple designs
• Design logos and web icons

InDesign
Adobe InDesign is the industry-preferred software for producing covers and layouts for magazines, newsletters, reports and other printed publications. It is widely used in media companies as well as in marketing and communications.

In this introductory course you will learn how to:
• Create a new document InDesign
• Create layouts
• Add and format text
• Add graphics
• Apply colour and other effects

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you to make your own text or design material

Introduction to Interior Design and Styling

Join the Introduction to Interior Design courses and discover a new career in Design. This course is the equivalent of one unit of a Level 1 Qualification in Interior Design
Taught by R. Rubio an Interior Architect who will introduce you to the principles of Interior Design and the latest trends in the Interior design and Architecture.
You will learn How to design challenging spaces with a design brief and at the end of the course. You will have completed a design project which will open the door to study further and progress to the next level 2, related employment or manage your personal renovations.
Content: Exploring creative solutions for interior, styling, technical drawing, sample boards, model making, colour theory and employability.
Do not miss to this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast! For further information contact r.rubio@kcc.ac.uk