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Studio Art for 14 - 17 Year Olds

Studio Art for 14 - 17 Year Olds

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Eilis Searson


Join Studio Art for 14 – 17 year olds and waste no time in getting hands on as you experiment with a range of art materials and creative approaches. Working with an experienced tutor you’ll introduced to contemporary artists and their working methods.

Through a series of focused, interlinked exercises you will learn how to think creatively and develop your ideas from conception to publication — thinking about working small, large, and exhibiting, with a particular focus on the presentation of work.

There will also be opportunities to reflect and discuss your ideas for the future with your tutor and classmates.

If you have a passion for making and creating, don’t miss out on your chance to join our 3 day Studio Art course.

Topics covered

  • Illustration methodology — character and mood
  • Collage
  • Presentation of work, vocal and installation
  • Working large-scale
  • Movement and Performance
  • Gesture drawings using ‘Action’ word bank
  • Working from observation
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Book-making
Course outcomes
You will leave the course with new ideas and ways of making art work. You’ll have a better understanding of what going to art college might be like. You’ll also have made new work for your school portfolio.

Who should attend

Suitable for students aged 14 – 17 years. An ideal taster experience for those considering further studies in art and design. No prior experience is required.


Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Tutor Description

Eilis Searson is a graphic designer who is currently studying at the Royal College of Art in Visual Communication. Previously running Camberwell Press, an independent publishing press based within Camberwell College of Arts, Eilis's practice is motivated by education and beautiful books. She is an Associate Lecturer on the Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts.



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

  • A sketchbook (size A4 or bigger)

  • A digital camera  to document your work (optional)

  • A Biro, pencil, rubber and glue-stick

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

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

Available dates