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Art and Design Residential Summer School for 13 to 16 Year Olds

Art and Design Residential Summer School for 13 to 16 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rochelle Fry, with others


This art and design workshop course has been created with teenagers that are looking to get the full experience of art school in mind. Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or if you are already studying art and design at school, this course will give you the experience of learning at Central Saint Martins. You will learn new skills while developing your confidence through experimentation, idea generation and creativity enhancing activities whilst on this residential course. There is also a focus on building upon your technical skills through practical assignments that include making and designing.

During the two weeks you will explore the following subjects, which are all supported by relevant talks and discussions:

  • Observational Drawing
  • Still Life 
  • Mark-Making
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Colour and Collage
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Sculpture
  • Spatial Design
  • Model Making

Towards the end of the course you will take these techniques and apply them to a personal project of your choosing with guidance from your tutor. All students will complete the course with sketchbooks full of ideas, along with a number of finished works and new technical abilities, all of which will help inspire your art and design practice in the future

This promises to be an exciting and unique experience for any 13-16 year old teen who is:

  • Interested in developing their own creativity
  • Building a portfolio for future studies
  • Confident in learning from their mistakes
  • Keen to work with students of different nationalities
  • Willing to work and collaborate with others during projects
  • Wishing to develop their skills in communicating ideas

Residential Summer School for 13 to 16 Year Olds Course Handbook [PDF 2.2MB]

Meet some students from the Art and Design Residential Summer School

Or check out our Short Course Residential Summer School for 13 to 16 Year Olds promotional video on YouTube.

The School

St Thomas More Language College, Cadogan St, Chelsea, London SW3 2QS

The course fee includes shared room accommodation, activities, internet access and catering for morning, lunch and evening meals.

The course fees is inclusive of VAT and covers:

  • Teaching
  • Most course materials
  • Shared accommodation (2 per room with an en-suite bathroom)
  • Catering (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
  • Gymnasium
  • Sports ground
  • After school evening activities
  • Weekend excursions 

Please note: This course is for students aged 13 to 16 years old only

Tutor Description

Rochelle Fry is an artist and educator who lives and works in London. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Art in London where she studied sculpture, she has exhibited her work in the UK and internationally. Rochelle is a long standing member of Five Years, an artist run gallery, she curates exhibitions and coordinates collaborative projects. Rochelle has 10 years extensive experience teaching short courses at CSM including drawing and portfolio preparation. She writes bespoke courses preparing and mentoring students for successful art university applications and also teaches drawing at the Civil Engineering Department, City University, London.


Please bring the following materials with you to the first session

  • Camera (a phone camera is adequate)
  • USB stick, or online file storage (i.e. Dropbox)
  • Current sketchbooks


Available dates