Art & Design: Portfolio building

Course overview

Our portfolio preparation course for over 16’s will help you take your creative skills to the next level while you develop a portfolio for application to further Art and Design studies, including foundation.

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty.

For further details and to applyplease email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page

You will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of techniques and processes in order to develop a personal portfolio of work.

Drawing is fundamental to Art & Design practice; this course will cover a wide range of different drawing skills including Printmaking, Graphics, Textiles, Drawing on location, 3D Sculpture or Ceramics in order to ensure that you will have a broad range of work at the end of the course, enabling you to apply for further education courses with confidence. Classes are run with a low ratio of staff to students, which allows for in-depth learning and personalized development.

You’ll develop a body of artwork, which can be used towards a portfolio for art college applications.

Your tutor will give you advice on how to present your portfolio as well as on interview techniques, your personal statement and references required. These are all important components of your further Art and Design studies and beyond.

Your tutor will give you advice on how to present your portfolio as well as on interview techniques, your personal statement and references required. These are all important components of your further Art and Design studies and beyond.

Half an hour lunch is included. Please bring a packed lunch and/ or other refreshments.

A passion for Art and Design and a willingness to have a go!

Basic materials will be covered. You will need to bring in a sketchbook

Course Starts in 55 Days
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