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Masterclass – Mezzotint (Aquatint in Messotint Manner)

Next Start Date: 22-10-2019
Times: Tue/Wed 10:00 - 16:00

Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You will also be introduced to some other alternative techniques related to this medium. The studio in the Carlyle building (room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches. No previous experience required. All materials are provided including tea and coffee.Maximum 8 places.

Higher National Certificate in Photography (Part time 2 years)

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction into a wide range of photographic practices. It is a level 4 course, which is equivalent to the first year of a degree course. The course offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and commercial photography. HNC can be used as a stepping-stone to place you in a very strong position to continue to study at a higher level such as HND or degree level or even a Masters at a later date.
It is a part time course, which will run for two years. Over the two years you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different units. Some units are more theoretically based which contextualise different photographic approaches against a background of historical and political relevance. Other units explore more practical aspects of photography such as studio lighting, digital postproduction, analogue photography and professional development. A well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities support the course. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover the area of photography you are particularly passionate about and the HNC team will offer the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.
In order to do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to a level 3 Photography course. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

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

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.

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.

Discovering Photo Etching

Next Start Date: 14-10-2019
Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:30

You will work in the well equipped studio with specialist intaglio facilities and develop your personal imagery. Sessions are a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time, you will be supported with guidance through 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 in July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses.

These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to refresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic experience in any other visual arts discipline.

These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints and to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses.

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

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

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

What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £8 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

Tutor profile

Daniela Rizzi

Higher National Diploma in Photography (Part time 2 years)

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Our HND Photography course is a stimulating course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industry. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to a rapidly evolving environment.
It is a part time course, which will run one day a week for two years. During your studies, you will develop analytical thinking and explore contemporary photographic practices. You will be working in a supportive environment, while producing photographic work for the set project briefs independently. You will be using different format cameras and advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio. You will explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as well as digital post-production techniques and will be encouraged to develop your ideas and photographic style. At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work, so as to promote yourself in your chosen pathway. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course, so students should have completed a HNC program previously, which can then be built on to progress to study at HND.

ESOL Entry 1 (Beginners) – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue/Thu 9:30 - 13:00

ESOL Entry 1 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate in spoken English .You will take an assessment at the end of the 12 week course and gain a City & Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 1. This will qualify you to continue in Term 2 with Reading and Writing skills. Or, if you do well, you could progress to the next level of Speaking and Listening.

Access to HE Diploma ( Counselling)

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Fri -

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a psychology and/or Counselling degree at University. Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Psychology and Counselling 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, Psychology with counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education with psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology with Professional Development or other similar subjects.The pathway will enable you to gain a solid introduction to the field of counselling, study key counselling methods such as CBT and Transactional analysis and also develop the skills you will need to become a successful counsellor.On the Psychology and counselling 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 three modules, namely, psychology, counselling and sociology. If the degree you are aiming to study requires you to have GCSE 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.

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.

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

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:30

ESOL Entry 3 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate with others in spoken English and develop your ability to understand what English speakers say to you.You will take an C&G ESOL assessment at the End of the 12 week course and this will qualify you to continue with Reading and/or Writing in Term 2. Or – if you make enough progress – you can move to the next level of speaking and listening.Many of our students are able to gain work or get promotion at work as a result of gaining Entry 3 ESOL.

How To Draw From the Model: Technique & Process

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 10:00 - 12:30

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue 9:30 - 15:30

This one year level 2 course takes place at Kensington Centre two days a week – Monday and Tuesday or our Chelsea Centre on Thursday and Fridays. You will be introduced to all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.
Work placement.
You will be required to complete 250 hours in placement or work (12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate a willingness and competence at assistant level in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this.
What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good English to take the course, and an interest in working with children.
What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work in early years but must be supervised at all times. You can then apply to attend the level 3 course (there is no automatic entry)
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 12 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 2
You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in the classroom