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A Level Art and Design Portfolio for 15 to 18 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

This online course for 15 to 18 year olds offers support and guidance through working with a subject specialist to create a comprehensive portfolio exploring each of the A level Assessment Objectives in order to access the higher assessment criteria.

Access specialist expertise on how to approach a new brief, respond to a starting theme/stimuli, or explore personal themes for a project. The course covers all aspects of a coherent project with a range of exemplar work for visual aids, from research ideas and support, ideas and development, right through to the final realisation.

Alongside the practical aspect of the sessions, there will be support for critical analysis of personal work and the work of others that will help develop both written and verbal communicational skills when describing artwork and ideas.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain in easy to understand accessible English, if they use any special terminology we make sure they explain what it is they mean.
  • New methodologies will be explained to you in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • We even include live demonstrations of particular techniques so that you can see exactly how things should be done.

Live interactive classrooms:

  • We like to do things the right way, that's why all of our online classes are live
  • Expect live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Discuss topics related to your course in real time via your microphone and camera or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses

How to book

  • Click add to basket below and follow the steps to create an account and check out.
  • If you are an adult booking a place on this course for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses to complete this booking – one for your booking confirmation email and one for the students booking confirmation. In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address to your own, that you have access to.
  • If you need help with booking please use our online chat or call 0207 514 7015

Available dates

Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

Materials

  • Cartridge paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Water colour paint
  • Brushes
  • Pencils
  • Fine liners/biros
  • Pastels
  • Coloured pencils


Online short course materials

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net

Details

Topics covered

  • Developing a research methodology to inform your work
  • Idea creation
  • Introduction to alternative techniques
  • Self-evaluation
  • Time management within your course
  • Effective presentation
  • Analysis of the A Level grade criteria

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This online course for 15 to 18 year olds offers support and guidance through working with a subject specialist to create a comprehensive portfolio exploring each of the A level Assessment Objectives in order to access the higher assessment criteria.

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