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Fine Art for 14 - 17 Year Olds | Camberwell

Fine Art for 14 - 17 Year Olds | Camberwell

Camberwell College of Arts
Taught by
Ilga Leimanis


Join our Fine Art short course for 14 – 17 year olds and immerse yourself in fine art as you spend a week at art college, 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. Please make sure you bring a camera to document this, so you can add images to your sketch book when you get home.

In the second half of the week, you’ll develop your own fine art project, which you will have the opportunity to exhibit in the art studio at the end of the course.

Topics covered

  • Artist case studies
  • Fine art materials and processes
  • Mark making
  • Exploring scale
  • Idea generation
  • Developing a fine art project
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 14 - 17 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!


Tutor Description

Ilga Leimanis MA is a London-based artist and writer. She is a member of Five Years, an artist-run gallery, and her own practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary. Her teaching experience of 10 years is varied and extensive. She helps prepare students for degree courses and many of her previous students have gained places at their preferred schools. She also works with professionals looking to develop their communication and creativity skills, as well as people taking courses for personal interest.

Ilga delivers workshops for the University of the Arts (UAL) Academic Support department, working across six UAL art and design colleges. She teaches manual drawing skills for architects and engineers working at leading offices in London, including at Foster+Partners, and she also works internationally.

Ilga is author of three chapters in Creative Sketching Workshop, published by Apple Press (UK), North Light Books (North America) and Tan Yang International (Asia).

Take a look ar Ilga's website


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

  • A selection of pens and pencils
  • Phone/camera
  • Sketchbook

And any other drawing materials you already have, i.e. fine liner, biro, highlighter.

There is a canteen onsite, alternatively you may wish to bring a packed lunch with you.

Please note that most of the materials needed for short courses are available at the Camberwell College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

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