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Open Access Glass Studio

Next Start Date: 25-09-2019
Times: Wed 10:00 - 16:00

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

Advanced Printmaking

Next Start Date: 27-09-2019
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
This class is aimed at intermediate and experienced printmakers, therefore applicants should be confident using etching and printmaking equipment.

What does the course lead to?
This course provides an opportunity to gain confidence and autonomy when working within a print room. You will be encouraged to build a portfolio of prints which could to assist progression to higher level courses.

Where will I study?
The printmaking studio is located at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road.

How much should I study outside class?
It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, 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. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio.

What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £30 per term payable 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: c.hynds@kcc.ac.uk

Tutor profile:

Claire Hynds

Jewellery and Silversmithing – Building Skills -Jeweller workshop

Next Start Date: 20-09-2019
Times: Fri 9:30 - 15:00

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.

GCSE Maths – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 14:30 - 17:30

This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. If you feel confident about your maths skills and want a qualification then this is the course for you. The course is suitable for those who have never taken GCSE before as well as those who have previously achieved a grade D. You will be required to take a test to make sure that you skills are right for a successful year’s study at this level.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4

Next Start Date: 11-09-2019
Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00

This challenging one year foundation course will build on the skills you bring to College. It will give you the knowledge, breadth, intensive preparation and quality of work necessary to compete for a place on a wide variety of specialised BA/FdA university courses in Art & Design. The diagnostic nature of the foundation course will help you to discover and develop your strengths, and choose your preferred area of specialisation. These are Fine Art, Visual Communication, Fashion / Textiles and 3D Design.The course, which is unit based, has three stages; Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory. The course culminates with a Final Major Project, which generates a self-directed body of work for the end of course exhibition. Contextual studies and Art History are integrated and you are required to produce two pieces of written work. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with new ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in two and three dimensions and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen specialism.

Access to Higher Education: Humanities & Social Sciences

Next Start Date: 10-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri -

Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, English Literature and/or Language, History, Politics, International Relations and/or Development studies, Sociology, Criminology, Law, African and Caribbean studies or other similar subjects. Over recent years are students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Sheffield and York. We also have a particularly close relationship with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck.On the Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma, you will study core modules in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with a choice of three modules from the wide range of options that we offer on this programme. If the degree you are aiming to study will require you to have GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English, you will also have the opportunity to achieve these qualifications within your programme of study. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application.The optional modules that can be taken on the course are as follows: African and Caribbean Studies (we are the only College in London that offers this course) Anthropology English Literature History Philosophy Politics Psychology Sociology

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Thu 10:00 - 16:00

This level 1 full-time pathway in Art, Design and Media course is ideal for anyone with little or no knowledge of these subjects who wishes to learn vocational skills in these exciting subject areas. Students will learn about graphic design, drawing, photography, glass production techniques and how to use a DSLR video camera, alongside a range of more traditional skills such as creating mood boards and developing a sketchbook. Whilst studying on the course students will also learn and explore the creative media sector and conduct research for media projects. Successful students will have the opportunity to progress to the UAL Level 2 Art & Design or Creative Media Production pathways.

Digital: Advanced Photography Skills

Next Start Date: 07-11-2019
Times: Thu 18:00 - 21:00

If you have completed a Basic Digital Photography course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Introduction, or Basic Digital Photography course. It focuses on developing the ability to take well composed pictures, while beginning to think like a photographer.

You will be introduced to a great variety of photographers and will be set mini-assignments between classes. Sharing your pictures with the rest of the group will stimulate discussion and help to build your confidence to take your photos to the next level.

Students will need to own their own DSLR, or mirrorless camera that allows access to manual controls.

Glass Masterclass: Introduction to Glass Printing

Next Start Date: 21-10-2019
Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00

This course will offer both introductory and intermediate in relief printing and screen printing techniques on glass. It will explore methods of printmaking that produce beautiful textured surfaces and feelings of otherworldliness through the use of extremely fine and intricate marks.

Students will pay for materials and studio fee.

For more information about the course contact Maria Zulueta : m.zulueta@kcc.ac.uk

Contemporary Printmaking – Intermediate

Next Start Date: 24-09-2019
Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00

These 4 courses are designed as a year’s programme but can also be taken individually. They are for learners who are not yet proficient in their printmaking skills and want to extend creative and technical knowledge.
We start in Term 1 with Monoprint, Drypoint, Collagraph, or Linocut, in Term 2 do a large amount of etching and in Term 3, progress individual projects. Combining techniques is encouraged and the course plan is flexible. Newcomers will join in the class project and be guided through techniques to start off. Advanced learners work on their own projects but join in group work.
The class will be a mixture of workshop time and structured learning, watching demonstrations and looking at artist’s work relevant. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and discussions will support your progress and achievement. Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in July.
These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to more advanced printmaking or other art courses such as foundation or degree courses.

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. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.

Once you are enrolled you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment.

What else do I need to buy?
You need to bring a sketchbook and art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. There is a studio fee of £30 a term which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

The tutor can be contacted at: s.andreae@kcc.ac.uk

Tutor
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AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue 10:00 - 15:00

The AAT Access award in Book keeping 1 offers the opportunity for students to study the fundamentals of book keeping. The qualification is aimed at people seeking a first qualification in book keeping and accounts. The skills developed by studying this qualification can lead to employment as an accounts assistant or progress to the next of level of learning.
The course covers:
• Understand the role of a book keeper
• Understand financial transactions
• Process customer and supplier transactions
• Process receipts and payments
How will I be assessed?
All AAT assessments are practical computer based and are scheduled by the training provider. Students’ results will simply state whether they are competent or not yet competent in the assessment.
Students will awarded the AAT level 1 award in Book keeping upon successful completion of the assessments at the end of the course.
AAT subscription fees of £43 to be paid to AAT and this covers a period of 12 months.
Entry requirements
There is no formal requirement to start the course however a good level of English, Maths and IT is required.

GCSE Maths – Kensington

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 13:30 - 16:30

This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. If you feel confident about your maths skills and want a qualification then this is the course for you. The course is suitable for those who have never taken GCSE before as well as those who have previously achieved a grade D. You will be required to take a test to make sure that you skills are right for a successful year’s study at this level.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C

Extended Diploma in Art and Design 2 YEAR

Next Start Date: 11-09-2019
Times: -

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. Working through an exciting series of fashion project briefs, students learn how diverse and individual concepts can be developed to inspire fashion and textile design ideas. This course requires basic skills in fashion and good drawing skills. Applicants must have at least 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths Grade C, or equivalent, or ESOL Level 5). Applicants must also demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for fashion design and a commitment to study. With a strong emphasis on illustration and design development, this course also comprises historical and contextual studies, pattern cutting, garment construction, costume and textiles. The first year of the course is a 90 credit Diploma, with an optional further top-up year to an Extended Diploma. *This year over 95% of our students have been accepted onto BA courses by leading London universities.

Access to Social Science

Next Start Date: 10-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri -

The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in social science areas that can then lead to careers in social work, psychologists, and probation officers, as well as professionals involved in the development of social policy as many of our past students are working in those fields.Some of the subjects you will be studying are:AnthropologyPsychologyPoliticsStudy SkillsOver recent years our students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Exeter and York. We also have a progression agreement with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck.What Are the Entry Requirements?GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C.

Glass Evening Workshop: Design and Make

Next Start Date: 23-09-2019
Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00

Make kiln-formed glass pieces or learn traditional techniques of stained glass work; from copper foiling or create a lead panel. This Glass evening workshop is aimed at both beginners and those with some previous experience where you will learn new skills or extend existing skills.
Students will pay for materials and studio fee.

For more information about the course contact Maria Zulueta : m.zulueta@kcc.ac.uk

Advanced Studio Photography Workshop

Next Start Date: 28-10-2019
Times: Mon 10:30 - 14:30

Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques

This course will allow you to explore advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio. During the course you will be able to further develop your lighting skills using high-key, low-key and mixed lighting, as well as multiple flash. Our industry standard studio will provide you with the opportunity to use up-to-date equipment and produce high quality photographs.

By discovering the work of renowned studio photographers, you will experiment with lighting techniques, so as to recreate the lighting effects of your chosen photographers. The course is based around practical demonstrations that include extensive hands on practice. At the end of the course, you will go home with a great portfolio of portraits and still life images.

In order to join the course you should have already completed a studio lighting course and to have a good understanding of basic camera techniques, such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Students will need to own their own DSLR camera that allows access to manual controls.

GCSE English -Chelsea

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue 17:00 - 20:00

This Level 2 qualification is essential for future employment and higher study in any subject.With options for day or evening , this course is designed for learners who prefer to study in an environment that is very different to previous school experiences and wish to achieve Grade C-A*. The course will improve your confidence and communication skills both verbally and in writing and will help you to become a more skilful reader. It includes a fascinating investigation into modern spoken English in the 21st Century and its impact on us and the way we write. Even though the main focus is on Language, the course does give you the opportunity to study some modern short story texts. Please bring evidence of any qualifications you already have to the initial assessment session where you will be asked to complete an assessment test. If you have not sat any exams before for personal reasons, come to be assessed and advised.Days and Times are subject to change.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C