The young students at Eastleigh College studying on the pre=degree Foundation are opening their show tomorrow evening thursday 16th June 18.00-20.00… it is open for a week .. do come and see these talented kids work …they are all going off to amazing courses, 100% first choices… hope to see you there
The new brochure is imminent but I thought I would give you an advanced peek at the part-time courses I will be involved in teaching during the next academic year, starting in September/October at the Desborough site
City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting level 2 and/or level 3
City and Guilds Creative Sketchbooks level 2
Certificate in Art & Design (Building an Art, Design and Media Portfolio) level 3
HNC/HND in Contemporary Art Practice level 4 and 5
City and Guilds Patchwork level 2 and/or level 3 which will be on Tuesday afternoons from 13.15 until 16.45, the level 2 runs for one year and the level 3 runs for 4/5 terms. The Level 2 course covers Patchwork techniques, Applique techniques and Quilting techniques. There is an introduction to design and this will result in two assessed pieces of work, one predominantly patchwork and one predominantly applique. Finally there will be some printing and dyeing. The Level 3 course is a progression from the level2 and involves experimentation with different fabrics and extended techniques while still keeping within a patchwork and quilting framework. There will be more design with assessed pieces in 3 dimensions and a final quilt. Finally, colouring on fabric knowledge will be extended
City and Guilds Creative Sketchbooks level 2 which will be on Tuesday evenings from 18.00 until 21.00, running for one year. This course covers a variety of printmaking and collage techniques, with a little observational drawing. The first term will teach techniques, then the second term students will create a sketchbook to own theme into a bought sketchbook, and the third term students will create a second sketchbook to a second theme and constructed to their own design
Certificate in Art & Design (Building an Art, Design and Media Portfolio) level 3 which will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings, 18.00-21.00. Students will initially be introduced to a range of techniques and processes within specialist areas of Art, Design and Media, through a range of assignments and workshop style sessions. Students will undertake workshops in: drawing; painting; print making; sculpture; photography; illustration; graphic design; textiles; fashion; animation and film. Assessment is by production of a portfolio work and assignments. Students will not be required to sit an formal exams and the course is practical research based. During the Monday evening sessions, students will have the benefit of contact with a personal tutor, who will be able to oversee their development and be on hand to advise them on a weekly basis. The Tuesday evening sessions will be delivered through a number of short assignment workshops, led by a range of different Art, Design and Media specialist practitioners. The course will be delivered through these workshops and assignment based work which is led by the student and directed and guided by the tutors who will work with students on an individual basis.
HNC/HND in Contemporary Art Practice level 4 and 5
This is a broad based course where students will undertake workshops in: drawing; painting; print making; sculpture; photography; illustration; graphic design; textiles; fashion; animation and film.
If you were hoping to study the FdA Stitched Textiles, which no longer runs, this is now the course I would recommend. While exactly the same level as the FdA, it is broader in scope, you are still able to specialise in Stitched textiles, but this course offers much much more.
You will have the opportunity to produce work using a variety of methods and approaches and will be introduced to these through a range of themes and visual art problems using workshops, short projects, research tasks, critiques and presentations. This will help you to then develop your work independently, through a series of assignment based projects. That with support and guidance form tutors will enable you to focus on your specialist area of interest within visual art practice in the second year of the course, culminating in a final exhibition.
For more information please visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk
Open studios started today, the bunting is up and the flags are out
there was a wedding at the church, with a wonderful carriage
we had some lovely visitors today with tea coffee and cake with lots of chatter… Lynn Consuelo and I demonstrated lots of work and the weather was fantastic… Can’t promise the weather from now on, but there will be a warm welcome …. do pop in over the next two weeks, we are opposite the church in Owslebury , just follow the signs and the bunting!
Getting ready for the upcoming Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham.
I will be driving up to the courier near Gatwick tomorrow to take quilts for me, my students and friends .. so, if there is anyone else wanting me to take stuff you have the rest of today to get it to me!
Quilts are all finished, now starting to make up my teaching resources .. I will be teaching two half day workshops on the Friday and one on Sunday
I am teaching ‘Creative collage’ on Friday and Sunday, and ‘The Power of Print’ on Friday too..
I will be at stand QIA24 alongside Lynn Onions who will also be teaching in the quick and easy program
So, we will both be runnin around, but if all our arrangements have gone to plan, there will always be one of us at the stand at least!
At the present time, the FDA Stitched textiles is too small a program to attract a university validation, so, we have decided to offer a broader based course at the same level. We are using BTEC for the base units which means that we don’t need a university validating partner. The broad based opportunities include painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, print, stitched textiles, video and illustration, fashion. The course will start with short projects involving all areas of the studios, followed by students own long projects where they can move into their favoured media on an individual basis. I think this is very exciting and will give my usual student base more opportunity to ‘have a go’ at many disciplines.
HNC/HND Contemporary Art Practice is now interviewing …
This is the latest level 4/5 course offered at Eastleigh College. We are a core tutor team of 4 with varied and broad based skills and we are currently writing the delivery of this course.
We are conducting the first day of interviews on Wednesday 22 July, currently running from 9am until 6pm! If you are interested then please contact either me or the college for an application pack and to get an interview time to which you will bring a portfolio. Currently there is a second interview day on 3rd September.
If you wish to extend your study in a relaxed and friendly art school environment please do consider this course, HNC runs for two years, 9 hours a week, on wed afternoon 2pm-5pm, then wed evening 6pm-9pm and finally mon evening from 6pm -9pm. HND will follow and will run for one year, 12 hours a week, one whole day and two evenings are envisaged for this.
Finally, there is funding! Students may apply for loans which of course do not have to be repaid until there is a level of income achieved, please look at the student finance website to see the opportunities. Some prospective students have been under the impression that they are too old for these loans … this is NOT the case… so, come and join us on this new adventure!
all the exhibitions are up now and my boot is full of drinks so we are ready to roll
do pop in tonight 6-8.30…. desborough road, school of visual arts, eastleigh college (also friday all day and sat morning til 1)
Kev from art van go will be there…. past graduates have a book shop with all sorts of previously loved books on sale
and five different exhibitions on display, all adult ed …
see you later x
we hope you will come and visit the students end year show at eastleigh college, details below .
there will be information about the brand new HNC/HND Contemporary Art Practice course which is level 4 and 5 exactly the same as the foundation degree in stitched textiles. this course includes print, sculpture, photography, video fashion and stitched textiles, so a broader based course …. come and chat to us about it
Adult Students End of Year
Show at Desborough
Includes Past Graduates, Workshop
Masterclass, City and Guilds
Embroidery and Patchwork
BTEC Art, Design and Media
Exhibition Opening Times:
Thursday 2nd July 2015
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Friday 3rd July 2015
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 4th July 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm
Hampshire SO50 5NH
Tel: 023 8091 1099
Traders: Art Van Go
Just a reminder that we are holding an information evening upstairs in the Desborough Road building tonight from 6.30.
This is to introduce the brand new HNC/HND Contemporary Art Practice that I have been writing with Darren Cousins here at Eastleigh College. Because we have not yet secured a validation partner for the FdA Stitched Textiles, we have written this new course to incorporate Stitched Textiles. This is still a level 4 and level 5 programme, running over two years for the HNC and a further year for the HND, exactly the same as the FdA and will still lead to a BA top-up which we hope to get validated in the future.
This an exciting new development, not only will stitched textiles be on offer, but also print, sculpture, fashion, photography and media. So there will be an opportunity to spread your wings in a variety of different directions or a combination of any of the disciplines. So. Please come and visit us to find out more!