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Subject-specific activities in art and design

Taster workshops

  • Age group: Year 8 upwards
  • Group size: 10-30
  • When: Ad-hoc sessions throughout the year
  • Duration: From one hour to whole day(s)
  • Location: Kingston University or (subject dependent) in school/college

Our 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 courses.

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: Led by digital artist Russell Miller, students will work on live briefs to develop their creative skills and commercial knowledge. We are able to offer a range of 1 hour workshops:

The Visual Concept: Communicating ideas using 1 image and 1 line of copy
Meme Creation: Exploring how appropriated imagery can convey topical ideas
One Minute Briefs: 30 briefs, lots of sketching and ideation
Short from video: 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds. How to use video on social
Digital Curation: Instagram as gallery space
GIF creation: Find out how the humble GIF still rules online, then make your own

  • 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 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.

Criteria for short course places

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

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6316
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