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Art and Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds (Summer School)

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Art and Design Portfolio Prep

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00, one week

This is a very practical course which gives you the opportunity to experiment with both 2D and 3D art and design techniques.

It’s the perfect way to build your portfolio if you do not have an art and design foundation and are thinking about further studies.

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Course Dates

30th July 2018 – 3rd August 2018

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Course Description

During this course you will:

  • learn how to demonstrate your approach to idea generation and research skills
  • take part in both group discussions and one-to-one tutorials
  • be encouraged to practice new techniques and ways of working
  • complete a variety of short projects in art, drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics and product design.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have a strong set of visuals. You will be able to demonstrate your ideas and research skills, and feel confident in discussing and presenting your work.

"I enjoyed the feeling of being at uni, the independence and the amount of work we produced." EM, Summer 2016

"Final projects were really interesting and loads of fun to use different skills and materials." EA, Summer 2016

"Really, really good. I've learnt what to expect from art school." EB, Summer 2016

"Very enjoyable week - I recommend staying in the accommodation." LK, Summer 2016

Tutor profile: James Gant has been teaching painting and drawing at various educational institutions for the past 14 years after completing his degree in fine art.

He works as a freelance artist on a range of exciting projects including films, book illustrations and murals as well as his own personal work.

He has vast experience in teaching creative painting and drawing techniques to all skill levels and feels it important that the learner understands the potential of the materials so that they can explore and express themselves in an exciting and personal way.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about accommodation on our campus for 16 and 17 year olds.

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your DofE gold award residential.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813