How will I be taught?
Our art courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop, skills, techniques and to acquire an understanding of the subject. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instructions, one to one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. This course will require you, with assistance from your tutor, to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) as a self-assessment. As a starting point, all Creative ILPs contain the following Learning Outcomes:
- Successfully demonstrate techniques/skills relevant to the subject
- Competent application of techniques/skills
- Use work of others to inspire own work
- Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety relevant to the subject
These outcomes will be the base of all learning. Other, personal Learning Outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better tailor the ILP to meet individual needs.
Students will keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals, ideas, processes and progress and are likely to view the work of other artists both contemporary and historical. It is important to note that art courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most from the course.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please wear old clothes and shoes. All work is paid for by fired weight at a reasonable rate. Health and safety issues will be discussed and you will be instructed in the application of safe working practices. Basic equipment will be provided but you may want to build up your own selection of tools as you progress.
What can I do next?
Our longer courses help to prepare students to apply for Access to Art and Design foundation courses or relevant Art, Craft and Design Degree courses. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course, including absolute beginners. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.