Weekend courses take place in the main Slade building, Gower Street. They are taught by practising artists, many of whom studied at the Slade and also teach on the Slade Summer School. They are designed to enable students to develop a set of criteria which will enable further possibilities and developments within the wider remit of their own practise after completing the course.
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Duration: 10.00am – 4.00pm, 25 January – 22 February 2020 / 5 Saturdays
Tutor(s): Rebecca Loweth, Tess Mckenzie, Andreea Ionascu, Emma Wood
Age: 14 – 18 years
Stepping into the Art Studio is a practical and experimental course for people 14 – 18 years old. You will be exploring art making through a range of materials and creative methods.
You will be learning through making, developing your ideas in a series of thematic sessions covering; experimental drawing, print to paint, collage, projection and sculpture. You will be working with three different tutors and be introduced to contemporary artists and their approached to making.
This is a chance to be part of a group of young artists and talk about your ideas in the Slade studio. There will be a particular focus on developing your portfolio for further education, whatever that may be.
This Slade Short Course is designed for people aged 14 – 18 years. To enrol, we ask you to send two documents to email@example.com.
- A letter from your art teacher, head of art, head of year or equivalent at your school stating your suitability for the course
- A letter from your parent or guardian confirming that personal liability and contents insurance has been set up for you.
Duration: Sundays: 10 am - 4:00pm, 26 January – 23 February 2020 / 5 Sundays
Tutors: Kate Hopkins, Ian Rowlands, Sandra Smith.
Level: This course is suitable for those who have some experience painting, and want to develop their skills.
This course is aimed at students who are interested in working from their own ideas and preparatory material. It would suit students with a broad range of experience, the main criteria being that they come with ideas from which to work. Students will be encouraged to develop their own practical and aesthetic interests by setting up an individual studio-based enquiry from the first day. There will be a series of workshops, slide shows and group critiques that aim to explore strategies used by painters to develop work, as a support for students to explore their own ideas during the course, as well as providing motivation for after the course. The course works essentially as a space for developing ideas and personal practise, led by structured teaching and close tutorial support. Please note that work will not be large scale (over 50 cm) on the Saturday courses. Students wishing to explore larger scale working can book the Easter Developing Painting practice.
Short Courses are open to anyone aged seventeen and over.
STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Slade Short Courses are designed for adults and the students attending our courses usually span a wide range of ages. For those students interested in attending a short course who are below the age of 18 (17+), we ask you to provide the following documents in addition to the application form so that we may consider you:
- A letter from the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of Year or art teacher at your school stating your suitability for the course and
- A letter from your parent or guardian confirming personal liability and contents insurance has been set up for you.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Bookings are made via the UCL Online Store. To enrol, please click on the link for your chosen course:firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 7679 2317.
The course fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, palette and drawing board, where appropriate, and studio space. The course fee does not include materials other than drawing supplies for the first session of each course. You must supply all other materials yourself.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations are permitted up to one month before the start of a course, subject to a £25 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than one calendar month before the start of a course. Students who do not attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments do not have the right to a refund. For this reason we recommend that students take out personal insurance against any unforeseeable circumstances before the start of their course.
BEFORE YOU START
Further course details, a materials list and map will be sent to you before the course begins.
Short Courses take place at the Slade School of Fine Art, main UCL campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT. Nearest tubes are Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Euston (Northern and Victoria Lines). Public transport links can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/locations/public-transport. There are meters and NCP car parks nearby. Please note that we are located within the Congestion Charge zone.
If you have any specific access needs, such as availability of step-free access, parking facilities, or accessible toilets, or require other support or adjustments, we will need to know about your access requirements in advance. Please tell us about your needs in confidence by emailing email@example.com or by phone on 020 7679 2317.
The studios will be open fifteen minutes prior to the course start time.
Short Course students are required to sign a Safety Compliance Form as part of UCL Health and Safety regulations. Aerosol fixative sprays and smoking are not permitted in the building. The use of mobile telephones, radios, personal stereos and kettles is not allowed in the studios. Please take care of your belongings at all times and never leave valuables unattended. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for the loss of students' belongings. Students must make sure that they take all work and belongings away at the end of the course.
Please contact the Slade on 020 7679 2317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information given above is accurate at the time of publication. However, the Slade School of Fine Art reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require it.