Art and Design Workshops for 13 to 16 Year Olds

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Residential course fees are inclusive of all room, board and activities.  Before booking please read the Course Handbook, as it gives further information on the course location, airport transfers and has a helpful FAQ section. 

For further information on this course and a helpful FAQ section please download: RHS Pre-Arrival Handbook [PDF 453 KB]

This art and design workshop course has been created with teenagers that are looking to get the full experience of art school in mind. Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or if you are already studying art and design at school, this course will give you the experience of learning at Central Saint Martins...

Taught by: Ilga Leimanis, with others.

Description

This art and design workshop course has been created with teenagers that are looking to get the full experience of art school in mind. Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or if you are already studying art and design at school, this course will give you the experience of learning at Central Saint Martins. You will learn new skills while developing your confidence through experimentation, idea generation and creativity enhancing activities whilst on this residential course.  There is also a focus on building upon your technical skills through practical assignments that include making and designing.

During the two weeks you will explore the following subjects, which are all supported by relevant talks and discussions:

  • Observational Drawing
  • Still Life and Model Mark-Making
  • Printmaking Painting
  • Colour and Collage
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Sculpture
  • Spatial Design
  • Model Making

Towards the end of the course you will take these techniques and apply them to a personal project of your choosing with guidance from your tutor. All students will complete the course with sketchbooks full of ideas, along with a number of finished works and new technical abilities, all of which will help inspire your art and design practice in the future

This promises to be an exciting and unique experience for any 13-16 year old teen who is:

  • Interested in developing their own creativity
  • Building a portfolio for future studies
  • Confident in learning from their mistakes
  • Keen to work with students of different nationalities
  • Willing to work and collaborate with others during projects
  • Wishing to develop their skills in communicating ideas

The School

All studies, accommodation and residential services take place at the Royal Hospital School in Ipswich - a boarding school set in beautiful grounds with great facilities.  All of the residential services and support are provided for by our partners The Ardmore Group, a specialist English language and pastoral care organisation. The course fee includes shared-room accommodation, sports activities, internet access and catering for morning, lunch and evening meals.

Click here to visit their website: http://www.royalhospitalschool.org/

Address: The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX

2 week residential course dates:

Session 1:  2 July  - 15 July 2017
Session 2: 16 July – 29 July 2017


*Final Exhibition - to be held on the last Friday afternoon of each course.  Parents, family and friends are all invited to attend.

Weekday Course times:: 10.00 - 16.00

Estimated Group Size: Maximum of 16 students per class

The course fees is inclusive of VAT and covers:

  • Teaching
  • Most course materials
  • Shared accommodation
  • Catering (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
  • Indoor swimming pool and gymnasium
  • Sports ground and tennis courts
  • Computer room
  • Special evening activities and/or weekend excursions
  • Please note: This course is for students aged 13 to 16 years old only

Tutor information

Ilga Leimanis MA is a London-based artist and writer. She is a member of Five Years, an artist-run gallery, and her own practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary. Her teaching experience of 10 years is varied and extensive. She helps prepare students for degree courses and many of her previous students have gained places at their preferred schools. She also works with professionals looking to develop their communication and creativity skills, as well as people taking courses for personal interest.

Ilga delivers workshops for the University of the Arts (UAL) Academic Support department, working across six UAL art and design colleges. She teaches manual drawing skills for architects and engineers working at leading offices in London, including at Foster+Partners, and she also works internationally.

Ilga is author of three chapters in Creative Sketching Workshop, published by Apple Press (UK), North Light Books (North America) and Tan Yang International (Asia).

See Ilga's websites www.ilgaleimanis.com and www.orteliusdrew.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Materials

Please bring with you:
  • Camera
  • USB stick
  • Current sketchbooks

Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

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