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Subject-specific activities in art and design

Taster workshops

  • Age group: Suitable for all age groups
  • Group size: 10-30
  • When: Ad-hoc sessions throughout the year
  • Duration: From half day to whole day(s)
  • Location: Kingston University or (date dependent) in school/college

art and design - visitsOur exciting, practical workshops will give students an insight into art and design practices in a particular subject area, whilst enhancing skills and practices needed for their school/college course.

We are currently offer to able workshops in the following areas, please specify which subject(s) you are interested in when booking.

  • Product and Furniture Design: Build understanding of creative and sustainable use of materials.
  • Architecture: Build understanding of place and space through observation and making.
  • Creative Industries: Learn about creative careers, skills employers want, and current courses.
  • Critical and Historical Studies: Increase understanding of critical and historical contexts.
  • Fashion: Develop ideas in either a fashion illustration (life drawing from model) or hand knit session.
  • Film making or Photography: Experiment to develop new ideas and technical skills
  • Fine Art: Discover how to use traditional and new media to generate ideas for final pieces
  • Foundation: Develop practical and conceptual skills to help prepare portfolios for interviews.
  • Graphic Design: Explore imaginative and innovative ways to communicate
  • Illustration and Animation: Use screen printing and drawing to develop ideas and create a short piece.

Art and design 'Saturday club'

  • Age group: Year 8 to Year 11
  • Group size: Individual students from multiple schools, by application
  • When: Saturday mornings, October 2017 to June 2018
  • Duration: 10.00am 1.00pm
  • Location: Mainly at Kingston University, Kingston School of Art at Knights Park campus, plus some trips around the Kingston/London area.

As part of the National Art and Design Saturday Clubs supported by the Sorrell Foundation, Kingston University runs an immersive programme of 30 free workshops for students with an interest in art and design. Students will benefit from expert advice from leading practitioners in their field, whilst being guided through the programme by our Saturday Club co-ordinator. From printmaking to animation, ceramics to typography we cover a variety of skills and techniques across the 30 hands-on sessions.

We are looking for students who are able to make a commitment to the full duration of the programme and students must be able to travel to and from our Kingston School of Art at Knights Park campus. If you are interested in promoting this opportunity to your students please get in touch with Ellie. We are also able to come and deliver short presentations to explain the programme and its benefits directly to your students (before the end of summer term 2017).

Art and design short courses

We have some free places for students to attend our short courses. We are looking for students who are able to make a commitment to the full duration of the programme and students must be able to travel to and from our Knights Park campus.

Who we work with

We target our outreach work at learners who are underrepresented in higher education, especially:

  • Learners eligible for free school meals or pupil premium
  • Learners with no family experience of higher education
  • Learners studying vocational qualifications
  • Learners with a disability or specific learning difference
  • Learners under local authority care or classed as a care leaver

We work with non-selective state schools including Pupil Referral Units and special schools sixth form and further education colleges, community groups, charities and academy trusts.

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6316
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