Pre-Foundation Portfolio Preparation for 16 - 18 Year Olds

Your journey will begin with objective drawing. From here you will explore expressive potential of a range of media, including charcoal, collage, paint, 3D and graphic tools. Every day will cover new activities that explore different approaches to drawing - the aim of which is to create a body of work new for your portfolio...

Taught by: Val Mcbride, Harriet Hedden, Sean Myers.

Description

Your journey will begin with objective drawing. From here you will explore expressive potential of a range of media, including charcoal, collage, paint, 3D and graphic tools. Every day will cover new activities that explore different approaches to drawing - the aim of which is to create a body of work new for your portfolio. You'll experience working in an environment similar to that of a Foundation course, whilst receiving invaluable tips on applying for full and part-time foundation courses.

Course Outcomes
You will leave the course with a body of work to add to your portfolio which reflects your experience of answering project briefs.

You'll appreciate the approaches and methodology needed for this type of study and have an understanding of the foundation course environment. 

Who Should Attend

Any 16 - 19 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.

Course Level
Beginner/IntermediateCourses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.


Student Reviews

'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








Tutor information

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.

www.harriethedden.blogspot.co.uk


Sean Myers works with Foundation, BA and MA students at Central Saint Martins. He is an artist and lecturer and also runs a silkscreen printing studio in North London. 

To see images of previous student work, view the galleries on Sean's website: www.seanmyersprint.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram


Materials

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

  • Coloured pencils

  • 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

  • Charcoal

  • Apron/old shirt

  • 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

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
02/07/2018 - 06/07/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
09/07/2018 - 13/07/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
30/07/2018 - 03/08/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
06/08/2018 - 10/08/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
13/08/2018 - 17/08/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
20/08/2018 - 24/08/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket