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Intermediate Creative Computing

What is an Intermediate Course?

This is where you practice the techniques you have been introduced to at Foundation level, perfecting your skills and design application. You produced your samples folio to demonstrate this.

• You will also start to be experimental, pushing your own ideas, with guidance, as you develop your own voice.
• You will work on finished items, developing longer projects and working to a high standard.
• On the design side you will work a sustained project into a theme of your choice that will be the basis for all your work.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to study his or her craft area in depth. This could be for your own personal interest or for professional development. You should have knowledge of the basic creative computing techniques. You should be confident at design and its application to digital imaging. You will be expected to have a working knowledge of desk top publishing.

How is the course organised?

This is a 1-year course leading to a City & Guilds 7113 – 418 2d Digital Drawing and Text. (60 guided learning hours)

In the Style of Five Artists:- You will produce 5 digital drawings including text based on the work of: Van Gogh, Bill Buchman, David Hockney, Picasso and Matisse. The support work for this must be presented using DTP. We study their work, media and drawing styles, as well as how to include text.

You will explore analogue as well as digital drawing techniques as you develop your skills and ideas. Your folio of pieces will reflect a personal theme.

Through the projects offered you will develop your drawing skills and techniques. We will develop digital skills for including text within a piece, developing ideas from other people as well as your own.

Historical and Cultural Research: - We will investigate text and drawing through history and across cultures through research and practical work. These will be shared in class and through our virtual college.

Contemporary Issues: - We will study “A Short Book of Drawing” by Andrew Marr together. Your responses to this will be shared each month in our virtual college.

All aspects of the course are integrated into bi-monthly projects.

Course Delivery

• You attend at Carnforth, Lancashire
• You will start in September and meet for one Sunday a month, for eleven months, for 1 year.
• You would be expected to put in around a day a week of study to complete the course.
• You are responsible for providing materials and equipment for your course. There is a studio fee of £25 that gives you access to a wide range of art material, tools and dyes.
• The cost for the course will be £375 per year, plus £75 City & Guilds registration and administration fees per year, plus £25 studio fee. Students can pay by 10x£42.50 monthly installments each year, plus the registration fee of £75 and the studio fee of £25 up front. Fees are reviewed every year.

Meet your Tutor

Kate Horner is a practicing artist with a B.Sc. (Hons) Textile Design (Woven Structures) and a M.A. in Design Studies (Textiles). Kate has taught in Secondary School and Further Education for many years and is a thoughtful educationalist. This has been recognized by City & Guilds who have awarded her a Medal for Excellence. Her artwork explores many forms of textiles, centred on felt making and embroidery. Her sketchbooks are vital to the work she makes and these are extended and explored through the computer. Her themes are about herself and her relationship with people and places. This focuses on her family and friends, and their environmental and peace work. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.

For more details please telephone us on 01524 874890, or click here for a pdf with this information

Dates for 2016-2017
September 19thJanuary 30thMay 21st
October 24thFebruary 27thJune 18th
November 28thMarch 19thJuly 16th
December 19thApril 23rd
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