Portfolio Development for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Where does inspiration come from? How do artists and designers arrive at successful ideas? This intensive one-week course takes each individual student on a creative journey from initial idea to a portfolio of interconnected works in different media...

Taught by: Jenny Postle.

Description

Where does inspiration come from? How do artists and designers arrive at successful ideas? This intensive one-week course takes each individual student on a creative journey from initial idea to a portfolio of interconnected works in different media. Starting with group activities, research and experimentation you will learn to be open and attentive to the world around you and the value of chance encounters.

We offer you a supportive and dynamic environment where you can develop your individual creative potential.

Topics covered

  • 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 including drawing, collage, print, model-making and photography, you will channel your 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, group discussion and individual mentoring.
  • 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 build ideas through experimentation

It will be particularly useful to those planning on studying at Foundation or BA level.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only


Tutor information

A West Midlands native Jenny Postle was educated at Central Saint Martins in London. She studies BA Textiles followed by MA Fashion with her  MA AW11 collection being bought by leading boutique Browns Focus. In 2011 Jenny joined forces with fellow CSM graduate Sam Leutton to form knitwear label Leutton Postle. Now in its 4th season Leutton Postle has garnered universal praise from international fashion press and buyers and continues to be unique breath of fresh air on the London Fashion Landscape.

Materials

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

Details for booking

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