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Beginners Art Laboratory

An exciting chance to focus on fundamental skills in studio based art making. Explore new ideas by experimenting with varied approaches and expand your personal artistic language through diverse media – conventional and new. You will be invited to respond intuitively to music and studio set ups and discuss contemporary art practices – simultaneously learning measures of control over materials and approaches to composition. This is a supportive group that focuses on individual development.

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Derek Ogbourne

A man of endless talent and diversity, his work spans many disciplines including life drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and video.

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Portraiture Diploma

This part-time course is a carefully structured programme written within a framework of observational painting and drawing using the human model. You will be grounded in the skills needed to work from direct observation and will be helped to develop these skills into a personal body of work. The course further aims to help you acquire the perspectives and the sense of context necessary for working independently as an artist.

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Fine Art Level 3 Foundation

This is a one year experimental learning course leading to our own certificate, independently moderated to meet national standard. Typically our students apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses or continue onto our Advance Practice Course. Weekly constructive critiques ensure the continuing progress and direction of individual work, while gallery and artists studio visits support students writing on the cultural context of their developing work. Application is by portfolio interview with the Principal.

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Fine Art Advanced Course

This is a one year full-time course designed to support those interested in spending time exploring and developing their practice in greater depth. Alongside self-directed briefs we shape the course tutoring to meet the individual student’s need. You can choose to specialise in Painting, Printmaking, Portraiture, Sculpture, Drawing, Performative based practice or all of these.Typically, our graduating students continue their own studio practice or apply for postgraduate study. Weekly tutorials ensure the continuous progress and direction of individual work, while gallery and artist’s studio visits support students writing on the cultural context of their developing work.

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