"Thank you Art Pocket for another stimulating and varied programme! I admire the way you work with all the different people on the programme matching your input to the individual. Above all, thank you all for the unstinting help and support you've given me in achieving my goal of an offer of a place at art school! I've really valued all the input during the preparation of my UCAS application from the personal statement, in working towards and collating my portfolio, the written assignment and interview preparation support. This has been available to me during the sessions and by e-mail in-between. The level of energy and passion you bring is completely infectious, so on the occasions when I've arrived at a session not feeling very energised you've sparked my interest to be able to engage productively during the session.
course 1: 12th September - 5th December 2017
course 2: 9th January - 27th March 2017
Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm
£360.00 (includes basic workshop materials.)
Our tutors have many years of experience in preparing portfolios for Degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews. Having taught at both Further and Higher Education levels, we have a great insight and experience in placing tutees onto the right course and right level at any stage in their creative career.
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Throughout the 'art direction' course we will work with you to develop a visually and conceptually strong portfolio for entry into all visual arts pathways.
Stage 1: EXPLORE
Within these 6 weeks you will be introduced to a range of media and processes including; print, drawing, painting, textiles and 3D techniques. You will be supported in the development of these skills and will produce a body of work which responds to a given theme.
The work produced will form the basis of your portfolio and indicate your natural pathway selection for the following stage.
Stage 2: NAVIGATE
Throughout this stage you will focus on the development of media and materials that interest and excite you. You will further develop and extend work made in the first stage and begin to identify your chosen discipline (such as Textiles, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, etc.). You will participate in group discussion and 1-1 tutorials in order to broaden your ideas and approach to your work and develop confidence in talking about your creative practice.
By the end of the course, students will have covered all the fundamental skills and ideas development in Art and Design to apply for any of the following:
*UCAS entry requires you to have achieved tariff points through prior level 3 qualifications such as A level and BTEC.
We would advise students wishing to progress onto FE or HE courses to enrol onto the 'progression' course where they will receive focused support in the application process for UCAS, and support in presenting and selecting work in a portfolio.
Students that have completed the 'art direction' course may be interested in the 'professional development' course in 2016 which culminates in a public exhibition providing valuable experience of developing work to a high standard and presenting work within a professional arena.
You may also be interested in the foundation course; a more sustained, in depth alternative beginning in September 2016.
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