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Pre-Foundation Portfolio Preparation for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course description

Pre-Foundation Portfolio Preparation for 16 - 18 year olds will help you prepare a portfolio for full-time study; as well as receiving invaluable tips on applying for full and part-time foundation courses.

Your starting point will be objective drawing. You'll then explore expressive possibilities across a range of media, including charcoal, paint, collage, graphic tools and 3You'll aim to create a body of work for your portfolio and every day will cover new activities that explore different approaches to drawing.

You will receive guidance on interview preparation coupled with your hands-on experience working in an environment similar to that of a Foundation course.

Course outcomes
You'll have an understanding of the foundation course environment and appreciate the approaches and methodology needed for this type of study. You'll add to your portfolio with a body of work that reflects your experience of answering project briefs.

Available dates

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

Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • A3 Sketch book

  • Basic drawing equipment; B Grade pencil, pencil sharpener

  • Fine black felt tip

  • Coloured pencils

  • Primary colours and black/white acylic paints

  • Selection of paint brushes (synthetic and hog hair)

  • Erasers soft and hard

  • Household painting brush, 2cm minimum size

  • Charcoal

  • Apron/old shirt

  • If you have one, a camera. Please note that this is not an essential item

  • Something to transport your work home in e.g. A3 plastic portfolio

Details

Topics covered:

  • Preparing surfaces, Textural and Line drawing
  • Self-portrait / study in sketch book of architecture
  • Visit to a London gallery
  • Drawing in Sketchbooks from Museum and local area
  • Collecting visual source material
  • Transposing, transforming, drawing
  • Mood boards and mixed media work
  • 3D spatial interpretation project
  • 3D/sculptural work based on urban drawing

Reviews

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[The tutor] was very nice and encouraging, always seeing the good in artworks, but not afraid to improve our art - Shaskia, August 2017

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It got me doing a range of different things that I dont normally get to focus on Lucy, August 2017

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Portfolio information and information about the course and application were very helpful. Anon, August 2017
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Portfolio Preparation for teenagers will help you prepare a portfolio for full-time study; as well as receiving invaluable tips on applying for full and part-time foundation courses.

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