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Future Creatives - Cambridge - 11 to 17 year olds

Future Creatives - Cambridge - 11 to 17 year olds

College
Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Roger Healey-Dilkes

Description


We’ve launched Future Creatives Cambridge for kids and teenagers who love art but aren’t getting enough time for creativity in the school timetable or at home. The world needs creativity, but cuts to schools are hitting arts budgets hard. That’s where we come in. 

Whichever type of class you choose, Future Creatives is your chance to get stuck in to a multidisciplinary project, enabling the exploration of a wide range of art & design techniques and the creation of a portfolio of work.

No two courses are the same, with our expert teachers delivering new content and fresh new concepts for every single class. Previous classes have covered everything from punk-inspired weaving and drawing to zine making and wire sculpture, and there’s plenty more unique sessions in the pipeline. Whatever the project, you can rest assured that your Future Creatives course will be wide-ranging, inspiring and dynamic, with learners free to experiment and create their own unique pieces of work - avoiding the dull cutting-and-sticking and inflexibility of many traditional arts and crafts clubs. 

Alongside the hands-on learning, our teachers, who have been specially selected by the University for their industry experience and expertise, weave in art theory to contextualise the practical work being undertaken and deepen our learners’ understanding. 

Future Creatives classes provide a supportive environment in which students can explore their creativity, develop their work and build their confidence, all while making new friends. At completion of the course, students will receive a certificate to recognise the skills and techniques they’ve tried out during the classes.

Course types

After school:

Our after school classes run once a week during term time and provide the opportunity to get creative and experimental outside the confines of the classroom.

Saturdays:

At our weekend art classes you can join us for 3 hours each Saturday for a weekly dose of art and design. Students will learn a plethora of techniques and have a great portfolio of work by the end of the course.

School holidays:

During half terms and holidays we run intensive week-long art and design courses. Here, learners immerse themselves in a creative art project under the guidance of our expert teachers, and produce a multidisciplinary portfolio by the end of the course. 

Taster sessions:

Our taster sessions allow you to get a taste of what our superb evening, weekend and holiday art classes for kids have to offer – all for free!


Course Outcomes

Outcomes of the completion of a Future Creatives course include:

  • The development of a range of artistic techniques
  • The creation of a high quality multidisciplinary portfolio of work, which might be included in applications for further art & design study
  • Expert guidance on your creative practice as well as counsel on the next steps of your creative journey
  • A better understanding of the requirements of art qualifications – our classes work towards many of the exam board assessment objectives for art GCSEs
  • A new network of likeminded friends
  • The development of soft skills like self-discipline and perseverance, and a confidence boost as you develop your abilities.

 

Who Should Attend 

All levels of skill and experience are welcome – from absolute beginners who want to explore their creativity and learn the basics, to seasoned creatives who want to take their work to the next level. 



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.

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