Summer Study Abroad - Contemporary Fine Art Practice


Course Dates 

03/07/2017 - 21/07/2017Monday - Friday10.00 - 16.003 Weeks£1795AvailableGranary Sq. - N1CAPPLY NOW


This is an interdisciplinary fine art course that aims to provide an innovative and experimental approach to the making and development of your work...more information below

Taught by: Gary Colclough


This is an interdisciplinary fine art course that aims to provide an innovative and experimental approach to the making and development of your work. On the course you will respond to open and concept based projects and you will be encouraged to develop your own unique approach to realising your ideas. The course will encourage you to work in any medium that is appropriate to the concept of your project.

Topics covered

You will be presented with short one-day projects, and longer projects of up to a week, designed to challenge you and encourage new ways of working. You will have the freedom to experiment with a range of disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance.

The course is studio and practice based, and work on the projects is complimented by a programme of presentations, group discussions, critiques and talks from visiting arts professionals, including artists and curators.

We privilege discussion on the course, talking about your work in the context of contemporary art practices. The course will assist you in developing those practical, critical and conceptual skills necessary to encourage your own development as an artist.

You will also receive an introduction to London's contemporary art scene via gallery trips to the harder to find London galleries to complement and contextualise the work that you are making. 

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at students with a strong commitment and an inquisitive approach to contemporary art practice.

Level: This course will encourage experimentation in a wide range of media and as such is not a suited for students wishing to learn basic drawing/painting skills.

Tutor Information

Gary Colclough is a practicing artist who teaches Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and at the University for the Creative Arts. He studied painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and has exhibited widely in London and the UK.


In previous years, students have found the following materials & equipment useful to bring with them:

  • Camera (digital or SLR), or good camera phone
  • USB Memory stick
  • Laptop/tablet 
  • Sketchbook + pens/pencils
  • Craft knife/ scissors

The course does not have a bias towards a particular media or discipline, and encourages you to be concept-led, which means you could make anything, with anything. If you tend to work with specific materials or equipment, please bring these with you, where practical.

Please bring some photographs of your recent work to the first day.

Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Non-native English speaking students need a minimum English score of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) in order to join the course.