If you want to study art and design at university, develop your career in the arts, develop studio-based activities or set up your own small business - these courses are for you. You will receive professional advice and leave with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your creative abilities. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other, leading to greater clarity of perception, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.
Learn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment, you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or to set up your own small-scale practice from home.
Critical thinking course for creative students and practitioners exploring concepts of space, place and site, drawing on a range of cultural theories and examples by significant artists to enhance and inspire creative work.
Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring time and memory, drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists, makers and writers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practice.
Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring culture, society and politics drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists and designers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practical work.
Critical studies course exploring cultural developments over the past 100 years – from modernism and post-modernism, to metamodernism and post-internet theories. This course is ideal for those wishing to understand, situate themselves and inspire the development of work within a contemporary cultural context.
Look into the finer details of exhibiting your work such as dealing with galleries and contracts, to proper packaging and handling, from do-it-yourself projects to independently curated exhibitions. Practical topics like hanging, lighting, layout will also be discussed. .
This short workshop looks at how to go about getting your work to an audience. We will look at applying for residencies, networking, building your CV, finding exhibition spaces and marketing your work. This course will give you tips, know-how and confidence. Look into the best places to start researching and scrutinise your administrative skills to ensure you get your work out there.
This critical thinking course explores communication and perception, how we construct visual languages and communicate through the arts. Drawing on diverse concepts, this course will encourage you to consider how we ‘speak’ through creative work, how culture ‘speaks’ to us, and how perception informs how we experience the world.
This advanced course for developing and practicing artists consists of work-based seminars facilitated by peers, artists and experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop and present your work for critical discussion. The course includes individual tutorials and mentoring, critical investigation and site visits, an exhibition, as well as online discussion and debate.
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