Foundation Preparation for 16 to 18 Year Old IB Students

This three-week course is ideal for International Baccalaureate students aged 16 - 18 who need to be better equipped to apply to a Foundation course, whether at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere. Most IB art and design students find they have learnt the technical skills but lack key skills that Foundation tutors are looking for, such as research skills, sketchbook development, idea generation, decision making and development skills...

Taught by: Sophie Gorton, with others.

Description

This three-week course is ideal for International Baccalaureate students aged 16 - 18 who need to be better equipped to apply to a Foundation course, whether at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere. Most IB art and design students find they have learnt the technical skills but lack key skills that Foundation tutors are looking for, such as research skills, sketchbook development, idea generation, decision making and development skills.

The course is not about creating finished artwork but about the processes involved in making mature, informed decisions about your own practice, and how to present your work in the most engaging portfolio possible. Upon successful completion you will have a portfolio of work in progress, examples of research and development and a new found confidence to work independently outside of the IB curriculum on your own work and ideas.

Throughout the course you will address a range of different disciplines within art and design. Your exploration will encompass fine art, 3D design, graphics, fashion and textile, giving you the skills to produce a personal and broad portfolio, and a comprehensive experience of studying at Foundation level.



Tutor information

Sophie Gorton is a lecturer in Fashion & Textiles at Central Saint Martins Foundation and Chelsea College of Art, MA Textiles. She has a BA in Fine art and an MA in Textile Futures. She has a background in designing women's clothing and fabrics since 1990 with her label selling to shops including Harrods, Liberty's & Selfridges. Over the last few years her work has encompassed issues of sustainability and ethics and focuses on bespoke pieces.




Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A4 hardback portrait format sketchbook (good quality paper)
  • A4 good quality ringbinder file (for research)
  • Small good quality notebook (for note taking)
  • Drawing and mark- making materials - (selection of pencils, pens, paintbrushes, inks, chalk, rubber, etc
  • Good pair of scissors (Wilkinson Sword)
  • Scalpel
  • A4 cutting mat
  • Camera
  • Money for travel, exhibitions and extra materials (around £150)
  • Mini A-Z map of London


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
24/07/2017 - 11/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:003 Weeks£1545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket