Portfolio Research and Development for 16 to 18 Year Olds
Artists and designers alike use research as a starting point for their projects. They use sketchbooks to plan, generate and brainstorm ideas and record working processes for future reference. Excellent documentation of research is essential when communicating ideas to others...
Taught by: Rochelle Fry, Marc Hulson.
Artists and designers alike use research as a starting point for their projects. They use sketchbooks to plan, generate and brainstorm ideas and record working processes for future reference. Excellent documentation of research is essential when communicating ideas to others. As an arts student of any discipline, evidence of thorough and dynamic investigation will be a vital part of your portfolio.
- This course will take the form of a week-long project, beginning with an exploration of methods to find inspiration.
- Through experimentation with materials and processes you will then channel ideas into focused individual projects.
- In the process you will develop skills that can be translated into your individual area of interest.
- The week will include visits to museums and galleries, seminars and individual guidance on your project development.
- There will also be an opportunity to meet creative professionals and see their portfolios.
By the end of the course you will have created an impressive body of work that can be presented in your portfolio, including sketchbooks, designs, studies and works in a variety of media. You will have many exciting new ideas that can be taken away and developed in future projects and will have learnt how to establish good research processes for yourself.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed to help students develop their research skills and understand how to work on a project, and will be particularly useful to those planning on studying at Foundation or BA level.
Entry requirements: None
Level: Beginners as well as more experienced student wishing to strengthen their research skills and portfolio.
Rochelle Fry is an artist and educator who lives and works in London. After completing her studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London she has exhibited her work widely in London and internationally. As a long standing member of Five Years, a well-established artist run gallery, she curates exhibitions and coordinates collaborative projects.
Rochelle has extensive experience teaching short courses at CSM including Art & Design Summer workshops for 13 to 17 year old students, Drawing Skills Workshop short-course and one-to-one portfolio bespoke courses. She also works independently, mentoring students for successful art university entry. Additionally, she teaches drawing to civil engineers at City University, London.
Marc Hulson is a London based visual artist. He pursues an investigative, experimental approach to relationships between media: while working primarily with painting and drawing, he practices collaboratively in diverse fields (moving image, sound, installation, performance). He has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows at public, private and independent galleries internationally, including the Bluecoat, Liverpool; Kunsthal KAdE in The Netherlands; Beaconsfield, London; Smack Mellon, New York and Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany. He is an Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins on the MA Fine Art course and a Visiting Lecturer at Winchester School of Art. He is an active member and co-founder of the artists’ co-operative project Five Years. More information at: http://www.marchulson.com/
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A3 Sketchpad
- Pencil case with: pens and pencils, erasor, sharpener, pritt stick, scissors, craft knife
- Drawing inks and brush or pen
- Folder to carry your work, A2-A3
- 1 magazine of your choice
- Bring your camera
- Be prepared to spend £40 on materials and getting photos printed