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UCA: Creative Writing Short Course

  • University for the Creative Arts
  • This event is open to all schools
  • Year groups: Year 9

The Saturday Club will concentrate on a different kind of writing each week, with something for everyone. Week 1 will cover the basic elements of fiction and how to put them all together in a finished short story. In week 2 students will learn basic poetic techniques, try out different forms and approaches and come away with their own poems. Week 3 will tackle rhetoric and ways to convince others in writing or speaking - ideal for any aspiring politicians! Week 4 will give attendees a chance to work collaboratively and craft a piece of interactive fiction with branching storylines as seen in video games. Techniques covered can be used in a range of contexts and real-world applications for skills developed will be considered throughout.

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UCA: Creative Crafting Short Course

  • University for the Creative Arts
  • This event is open to all schools
  • Year groups: Year 9

This workshop series is open to young people aged 13 – 14 who have a passion for sculpture, printmaking and a desire to improve their skills and learn new imaginative and creative ways of telling stories through sculpture-making and print-making with clay.

Students might be considering careers in a broad range of subjects for which sculpting, printmaking, and colour-theory provide an important foundation. Throughout the workshop students will build their own worlds of clay sculptures and prints and learn how to hand-build, print-make using clay and clay-making tools, and how to curate an online exhibition. They will also learn about colour-theory and colour semiotics. At the end of the four-week workshops they will put together an online exhibition of their art works created during the course of the workshops.

This workshop will be led by Louisa Stylianides, a practising sculptor and poet, who will lead students through a range of sculpting and printmaking exercises. Four workshops of two hours duration each will be held online on Saturdays.

Studying from a wide range of online resources and researching other artists’ work, students will make detailed clay sculptures that will be then used to create prints on paper and create collective stories about their sculptures and drawings, as they prepare a body of work for the final online curated exhibition.

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UCA: Printmaking and Collage Short Course

  • University for the Creative Arts
  • This event is open to all schools
  • Year groups: Year 9

Become an artistic printmaker at home. Over 4 weekly sessions you will discover different techniques to take your artwork to the next level.

Week by week you will learn how to create art using simple forms of printmaking such as card collagraphs, foam block printing and printing with found objects.

By week 4 you will be a master printmaker and using the magic of scissors and glue will create a magical collage.
Requirements:

You must be a current Year 9 student to take part in this course.
This course will take place via an online platform therefore participants must have internet access.
Parental consent will be sought from successful applicants to participate in this course and each student will be provided with a free materials pack.

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UCA: Information Design Short Course

  • University for the Creative Arts
  • This event is open to all schools
  • Year groups: Year 9

Information design is all around us. When the instructions to assemble a bed frame are more confusing than clarifying. When someone with poor eyesight struggles to make sense of the warning in fine print on a smoke alarm. When a person arrives at the hospital for treatment only to find the directional signs overwhelming. These are all examples of real experiences where Information Design can make a significant positive impact. Through this workshop you will have the opportunity to improve a specific piece of information design and how it will influence and inform the people who encounter it.

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UCA: Experimental Printmaking Short Course

  • University for the Creative Arts
  • This event is open to all schools
  • Year groups: Year 9

During this course we are going to be exploring all sorts of different types of printmaking, so you are able to experiment with new skills to enhance your artwork!



We are going to be working in a way that focuses on the process of making the work, rather than the final outcome so no need to worry about your current skills. Our plan is to design pieces and make work with these new printmaking art skills arming you with everything you could need to start hand printing artwork.



You will explore basic printmaking foundations like inking up, and cleaning down; and methods like monotyping, lino carving, collagraphs, and zine making with print artist and educator Georgia de Buriatte, in a nonjudgmental and fun environment!

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UCA: Product Design Short Course

  • University for the Creative Arts
  • This event is open to all schools
  • Year groups: Year 9

Through this four-week online course students will be given the opportunity to use Fusion 360, a professional CAD design software, to design realistic digital 3D furniture as well as an environment for it to be rendered in. They will also be taught how to develop professional-level promotional materials for their designs using Adobe Spark.
Requirements:

You must be a current Year 9 student to participate in this course.
This course will take place via an online platform therefore participants must have internet access.
Successful applicants will be provided with a free materials pack to support them during the course.

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