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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

The School

All studies, accommodation and residential services take place at the Licensed Victuallers' School in Ascot, a boarding school set in beautiful grounds with great facilities. All of the residential services and support are provided for by our partners The Ardmore Group, a specialist English language and pastoral care organisation. The course fee includes shared room accommodation, sports activities, internet access and catering for morning, lunch and evening meals.

Licensed Victuallers' School
London Road
Ascot, Berkshire

2 week residential course dates:

Please see available dates below for session 1 and session 2 dates*.

*Final Exhibition - to be held on the last Friday afternoon of each course.  Parents, family and friends are all invited to attend.

Weekday Course times: 10.00 - 16.00

Estimated Group Size: Maximum of 16 students per class

The course fees is inclusive of VAT and covers:

  • Teaching
  • Most course materials
  • Shared accommodation
  • Catering (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
  • Indoor swimming pool and gymnasium
  • Sports ground and tennis courts
  • Computer room
  • Special evening activities and/or 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 Schools London, Rochelle has exhibited her work in London and internationally. As a long standing member of Five Years, a well-established artist run gallery, she curates exhibitions and coordinates collaborative projects. Rochelle has extensive experience teaching short courses at CSM including Art & Design summer workshops, and drawing and portfolio preparation courses. She teaches 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
  • USB stick, or online file storage (i.e. Dropbox)
  • Current sketchbooks

  • Available dates