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Chelsea College of Arts workshops.

Facilities

Chelsea College of Arts has an extensive range of professional workshops and facilities.

3D Workshops

Chelsea’s 3D workshops are fully equipped to industry standards. They are staffed by a highly experienced team of specialist technicians. All students get inductions to the workshops. You will also receive an ongoing skills development program tailored to your individual needs.

  • Metal - work with steel using techniques like welding, bending, braising, cutting, rolling and lathe work
  • Wood - Students use it to make small scale models and large scale structures
  • Foundry - allows students to pour molten aluminium or bronze into moulds
  • Casting - cast in materials including aluminium, bronze, clay, plaster, porcelain, slip and wax
  • Ceramics - use clay, earthenware and porcelain to make small or large scale work
  • Laser Cutting - the workshop can be used to work with metal, plastics, wood, fabrics and other materials
Woodwork workshops at Chelsea.
Woodwork workshops at Chelsea. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Metal workshop at Chelsea.
Metal workshop at Chelsea. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Ceramics workshop at Chelsea.
Ceramics workshop at Chelsea. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Chelsea foundry.

Photography

Chelsea's photography facilities provide a range of cameras, lighting and other related equipment that students can loan. We have 4 photography studios. Students from all courses can book the studios. They are used to make original photographic images or to document work made in other mediums. The studios are run by 2 specialist photography technicians.

Digital

Chelsea has an audio visual editing studio that offers studio space and equipment loan. The college’s digital print studio has 7 different printers, 2 iMacs and 2 scanners. There is a print finish and display workshop dedicated to 2D works. The library also has Macs, PCs and scanners students can use.

Chelsea photography studio.
Computers in the digital studio.
Computers in the digital studio. - Credit: Kristy Noble.

Project and Maker Spaces

Chelsea has a variety of project spaces for use by students. These range from small studios to larger exhibition spaces, such as the Triangle Space. Our maker space is a student led space.

Chelsea College of Arts maker space.
Chelsea Triangle exhibition space.
Chelsea Triangle exhibition space. - Credit: Kristy Noble.

Textiles

Chelsea has an extensive range of specialist facilities for our BA and MA Textile Design courses. Equipment available for students:

  • Digital and screen printing workshops
  • Knitting and sewing machines
  • Print and dye facilities
  • Looms for weaving
Dye vats in the Chelsea textile workshops.
Dye vats in the Chelsea textile workshops. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Knitting machines.
Knitting machines. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Chelsea digital textile studio.
Screenprinting tables in the Chelsea textiles workshops.
Screenprinting tables in the Chelsea textiles workshops. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Sewing machines in the Chelsea textiles workshop.
Sewing machines in the Chelsea textiles workshop. - Credit: Kristy Noble.
Looms in the Chelsea textiles workshop.
Looms in the Chelsea textiles workshop. - Credit: Kristy Noble.