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Art - Portfolio Preparation - Level 1

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Level 2
19:00 - 21:00
7 weeks

This course will help you develop a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates a range of materials and skills. You will learn how to keep a visual diary that records and explores your unique approach to making and learning. The course will introduce drawing, sketching, collage and sculpture as tools for expressing ideas and making finished artworks. It will also explore different approaches to making, including observation and abstraction. The art portfolio you produce can be used to apply for exhibitions, further studies and other creative opportunities.

This is a Level 1 course.

To successfully complete this course you will need to achieve the set course outcomes, attend as much of the course as you can and complete the Individual Learning Plan (ILP), which includes:

• Completing the Initial Assessment
• Assessing your progress against the course outcomes.
• Assessing your own work throughout the course and respond to tutor assessment on the ILP.
• Assessing your achievements at the end of the course

Please our tutor is very willing to offer a blended approach and therefore you are able to attend remotely via online live.

By the end of the course you will:
• Record ideas using a visual diary via a sketch book
• Create preparatory sketches and compositional studies
• Generate finished artworks in a range of media
• Name artists that influence your unique approach to making
• Successfully combining the work produced into a coherent, followable portfolio?
• Identify the key components required to successfully combine the work produced into a coherent, followable portfolio.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Camille Serisier

Camille Serisier is a visual artist who works across a range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and video. As a National Undergraduate Scholar, Camille completed her undergraduate degree with First Class Honours at the Australian National University (Australia). She went onto complete additional training at the New York Studio School (USA), with the generous assistance of the Vera List Travelling Scholarship. Her work has been displayed internationally in galleries and museums, hard copy and digital publications, as well as in the form of temporary and permanent public art. In addition, she has a wealth of professional experience in the arts industry, having worked as a scenic painter for companies such as Opera Australia and as a curator for organisations such as the Museum of Australian Democracy. As an educator Camille has lectured at the Queensland College of Art (Australia), the University of Canberra (Australia) and been a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (USA). Born in Australia Camille now lives and works in the United Kingdom.

View all courses taught by Camille Serisier here

How will I be taught?

The tutor will use a combination of skills based learning as well as a more expressive approach to creating a portfolio of work. There will be demonstrations of technique and examples of other artists’ approaches to the subject being studied. You will also receive group and one to one tuition. Learners will be encouraged to discuss art and art practices and to learn from one another.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need a A3 sketch book,
If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but bring along to the first session anything you have already that you think will be useful.

What can I do next?

Further Art Courses, Further and Higher Education courses, exhibiting works.

What do I need to join the course

Students with some experience who are interested in developing a portfolio of work using a variety of art media and processes, and aim to develop their skill levels.

This course is fully funded for people who are eligible. Please speak with our Customer Relations Team who will be able to assist you.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/122614/M/FF.