Pre-Foundation Portfolio Preparation for 16 - 18 Year Olds
Your starting point will be objective drawing. You'll then explore expressive possibilities across a range of media, including charcoal, paint, collage, graphic tools and 3D. You'll aim to create a body of work for your portfolio and every day will cover new activities that explore different approaches to drawing...
Taught by: Val Mcbride, Harriet Hedden, John Crossley.
Your starting point will be objective drawing. You'll then explore expressive possibilities across a range of media, including charcoal, paint, collage, graphic tools and 3D. You'll aim to create a body of work for your portfolio and every day will cover new activities that explore different approaches to drawing. As well as receiving invaluable tips on applying for full and part-time foundation courses, you'll experience working in an environment similar to that of a Foundation course.
You'll have an understanding of the foundation course environment and appreciate the approaches and methodology needed for this type of study. You'll add to your portfolio with a body of work that reflects your experience of answering project briefs.
Who Should Attend
Any 16–18 year old student wanting to build up experience, portfolio work or their range of techniques. You may well be thinking of applying for further Art and Design study.
Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.
'The tutor was absolutely inspiring, by far the outstanding factor that made the course so enjoyable. The tutor is why I think my work progressed so much as they gave me huge confidence in my capabilities which is evident through the work I did that week. I enjoyed the inspiring tutoring, the location and the opportunity given to work out of the classroom. There was also gallery visits during the week. Confidence in my artistic capabilities has really grown. I am more free and loose with my art, which effectively turns out bolder and more dramatic pieces. I will also not hesitate to go on a similar course offered as I now know how beneficial a short course can be. Definitely push yourself to do it, even if you feel you may be out of your depth or are not brave enough, because the friendly atmosphere and level of tutoring given is well worth it!' - Anon
Valerie McBride is a book illustrator who has worked for several publishers including Oxford University Press, Heinemann and BBC Books.
She is currently an Associate Lecturer on the CCW Foundation course at Camberwell. For the past twenty years she taught at Wimbledon College of Arts, where she contributed to the Foundation course and was course leader of the Pre-Foundation course. She also teaches illustration on Professional Development programmes within adult education for those making a career from their art practice.
She contributes regularly to gallery education programmes, delivering workshops and master classes related to current exhibitions.
Harriet Hedden was born and raised in Devon and Sussex. She studied painting at Norwich School of Art, and following a year as an Artist in residence in Bedford, went for two years to Freiburg, Germany as a guest of Prof. Peter Dreher, at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildenen Kunst (Karlsruhe). She was appointed a part time tutor at the Albert Ludwig Üniversitat in Freiburg during this period where she taught classes in Fine Art.
On her return to London she won an AHRB scholarship to study at the Slade School of Fine Art where she completed her MA in Fine Art (Printmaking) in 1997. She was invited to participate in leading masterclasses with Prof. Bartolemeu dos Santos at the Fundaçao Calouste Gubelkian Tavira Printmaking workshop twice in the following years, as well as a residency in Florence at Studio Art Centres International teaching BA and MA students.
She has continued to teach, raising her family as well as continuing her practice as an artist. She currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts in London and has exhibited widely in the UK and in Europe.
John Crossley lives and works in London and has exhibited widely across the U.K and Internationally. He has worked in both public and private collections around the world and has curated exhibitions in galleries including the ICA, Ikon, Camden Arts Centre, Curwen, APT and Grace Teshima gallery in Paris. John is actively involved in exhibiting and curating, having previously worked as the Gallery Manager at The Camden Arts Centre.
In his own work, John’s affinity for colour has underpinned his continuous practice of painting, following in the wake of his early interest in sculpture. Through his use of colour and form, John has evolved an approach that utilises the exquisite sensitivity of our responses to nuances of change, in order to communicate with us. John has over 30 years teaching experience from foundation to post graduate level.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
A3 Sketch book
Basic drawing equipment; B Grade pencil, pencil sharpener
Fine black felt tip
Primary colours and black/white acylic paints
Selection of paint brushes (synthetic and hog hair)
Erasers soft and hard
Household painting brush, 2cm minimum size
If you have one, a camera. Please note that this is not an essential item
Something to transport your work home in e.g. A3 plastic portfolio
Please remember to bring a packed lunch.
Most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.
Details for booking
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Duration||Cost||Status||Location||Action|
|03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£599||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|10/07/2017 - 14/07/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£599||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|17/07/2017 - 21/07/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£599||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|24/07/2017 - 28/07/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£599||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£599||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|14/08/2017 - 18/08/2017||Monday - Friday||10:00 - 16:00||5 Days||£599||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|