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Central Saint Martins

Summer Study Abroad - Contemporary Fine Art Practice

This is an interdisciplinary 3 week 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: Kate Terry and Gary Colclough

This is an interdisciplinary 3 week 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. 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 complemented by a programme of presentations, group discussions, critiques and talks from visiting arts professionals, including artists and curators. We focus on discussion during the course and talking about your work in the context of contemporary art practices. The course will assist you in developing 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.

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

Course level: Open

Kate Terry is an artist and art lecturer at Camberwell College of Art. She has an MFA from the University of Guelph, Canada, and a BA in Sculpture from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has exhibited internationally and has had solo shows in London, Qatar, Berlin, Toronto and Montreal. Visit Kate's website.

Gary Colclough is an artist and lecturer at Central Saint Martins. He has an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and a BA in Painting from Chelsea College of Art and Design. He has exhibited widely, including recent solo exhibitions in Paris and Nicosia, Cyprus and London. Visit Gary's website.

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

  • Digital camera (or camera phone)
  • USB memory stick
  • Laptop/tablet (WiFi is available at all UAL colleges)
  • Sketchbook
  • Pens/pencils
  • Craft knife/scissors

A selection of art materials are provided on the course; additional art materials can also be purchased at a discounted price from the college shop.

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.

  • You will also be expected to bring photographs of your recent work to your first class.

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