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Fine Art for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

Join our Fine Art short course for 16 to 18 year olds and immerse yourself in fine art as you spend a week working alongside a practising artist. You will explore and experiment with materials as you find new ways of expressing your ideas.


To inspire you, we will at look at the work of modern and contemporary artists. You will investigate scale and the impact of creating artwork in different sizes and formats.

In the second half of the week, youll develop your own fine art project, which you will share with the group at the end of the course.

Course outcomes
At the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of the processes and materials used in fine art. You will have developed your confidence in expressing and visualising your ideas. You will also have an understanding of how to prepare your portfolio, gain drawing skills and understand experimental process.

Who should attend
This course is aimed at anyone aged 16 to 18 years with an interest in art and design. Whether you are considering pursuing further education in art or are just looking for a fun creative experience!

Level
Beginners

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

Topics covered

  • Artist case studies
  • Fine art materials and processes
  • Mark making
  • Exploring scale
  • Idea generation
  • Developing a fine art project

Materials

Please gather as many of the following items, before the course:

  • pencils
  • pens and markers (biros, fineliners, highlighters, etc)
  • coloured pencils/ markers / crayons
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • charcoal
  • A4 cartridge paper x 50 sheets (or sketchbook)
  • A3 cartridge paper x 10 sheets (or sketchbook)
  • coloured paper
  • A4 Cutting mat or thick card for cutting with a knife
  • masking tape
  • glue stick/glue
  • scissors / Craft knife
  • magazines / newspapers to cut up (or print outs from the internet)
  • set of brushes
  • acrylic paint in primary colours Red, Blue, Yellow and White
  • watercolours or other water-soluble paint or pencils
  • paper for painting
  • rags / tissues / pots for water etc.
  • paper, card, string, wire, recycling bin contents etc…
  • stapler
Meet the Tutor:

Join our Fine Art short course for 16 to 18 year olds and immerse yourself in fine art as you spend a week working alongside a practising artist. You will explore and experiment with materials as you find new ways of expressing your ideas.

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