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Foundation Preparation for 16 to 18 Year Old IB Students

Foundation Preparation for 16 to 18 Year Old IB Students

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
with others, Annelore Schneider


This three-week course is ideal for International Baccalaureate students aged 16 - 18 who need to be better equipped to apply to a Foundation course, whether at Central Saint Martins or elsewhere. Most IB art and design students find they have learnt the technical skills but lack key skills that Foundation tutors are looking for, such as research skills, sketchbook development, idea generation, decision making and development skills.

The course is not about creating finished artwork but about the processes involved in making mature, informed decisions about your own practice, and how to present your work in the most engaging portfolio possible. Upon successful completion you will have a portfolio of work in progress, examples of research and development and a new found confidence to work independently outside of the IB curriculum on your own work and ideas.

Throughout the course you will address a range of different disciplines within art and design. Your exploration will encompass fine art, 3D design, graphics, fashion and textile, giving you the skills to produce a personal and broad portfolio, and a comprehensive experience of studying at Foundation level. 

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Annelore Schneider is an artist and lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths University. She currently teaches on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at CSM and MA – Design at Goldsmiths. She has also taught on BA and MA programmes within various universities in the UK, France and Switzerland.

She has a MA from École nationale supérieur des Arts Décoratif Paris and University Paris 8 and BA from Geneva University of Art and Design. Under the name ‘collectif_fact’, Annelore has an active studio practice and exhibits nationally and internationally. Their practice is rooted mainly in video and photography. Their films have been shown internationally in art festivals and exhibitions, including Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Metropolis Art Center, Beijing, Fotomuseum Winterthur. They received numerous awards such as the Swiss Art Award and recently Grand Prix Culturel Migors and residency Art + Technology Space Studios, London.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 or A4 hardback sketchbook, good quality paper
  • Small good quality notebook (for note taking)
  • Drawing and mark- making materials - (selection of pencils, pens, inks, chalk, rubber, etc
  • Small set of good quality acrylic paints
  • A few good quality brushes for painting
  • Good pair of scissors (Wilkinson Sword)
  • Scalpel
  • A4 cutting mat
  • Camera
  • Money for travel, exhibitions and extra materials (around £150)

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