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Art and Design for 11 to 13 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

Art and Design for 11 to 13 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Roger Healey-Dilkes


This online art and design course has been developed specifically and exclusively for 11 to 13 year olds. The course delves into a 2D and 3D exploration of physical space through representing external and internal objects or scenes. You then go on to look at how different subjective meanings can change the perception of these spaces.

The course is taught via a combination of demonstrations, hands on work, group discussions, lectures and presentations.

The timetabling of the course is Monday to Friday, all courses are delivered 2.5 hours a day.

Lesson plan (daily, in class)

  • An introduction with starter activity/discussion on theme for the day 
  • Relating project to artists and designers to overarching theme for the week
  • Structured activities scaffolding skills and demonstrating methods
  • Final plenary review and introduction to next session
  • Crits in small groups
  • Group work and collaborations
  • Videos of artists at work and discussion

Homework plan (out of class)

  • Each contact session is followed by another 1 hour of students working independently on the project for the day

Course Outcomes

  • Observational drawing skills 
  • Preformative and interpretive drawing
  • Sculpture techniques 
  • Close up photography 
  • Documentary photography
  • Digital collage 
  • Spatial drawing and installation
  • Surrealist idea development techniques

Please note: This course is for students aged 11-13 years old only

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Working as an artist and teacher across the UK for the last 25 years, Roger has taught many creative disciplines such as fine art, textiles, graphic design and fashion. Roger is currently the course team leader for the UAL Foundation Diploma Art & Design at North Hertfordshire College.

Roger is passionate about the idea of getting young people to work creatively and encourages the pursuit and awareness of careers in all areas of art & design. He pushes his students to experiment and make things, to explore further their creativity.

With an MA in Fine Art from UAL’s Central Saint Martins, Roger’s own work has often been exhibited nationally, most recently he was included in the ‘Discerning Eye’ exhibition at the Mall Galleries London. You can view his work on Rogers’s website and Instagram.


Materials needed for the course:

  • Paper, A4 and A3 cartridge
  • Card, A4 and A3
  • String
  • Building Straws
  • Tracing paper
  • PVA and glue stick
  • Drawing materials: pencils, erasers, ballpoint pens, felt tips and markers
  • Wire, pliers and goggles
  • Mod roc
  • Scalpel
  • Cutting mat or board
  • Painting materials: brushes, palette, water pot, acrylic paint in a range of primary and secondary colours
  • Glue gun
  • Tape, masking and packaging
  • Camera or phone camera

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • 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 -

Available dates

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