Art Workshop: Exploring Creative Practice 

Course details

Do you need to put together a professional portfolio of your artwork? This course is created to help you explore how to display your work in preparation for your future stages, such as a new course, university, job interview, or professional presentation.

  • Develop skills in uploading and displaying your work online. In either your sketchbook or your journal.
  • Investigate the best technique to present your work in 2D for a standard portfolio style.
  • During this course, you will acquire practical experience and produce relevant innovative work. We encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and produce work that challenges you. In addition, creative, practice-based learning will engage you in high-level industry engagement. You will be inspired to keep going with your imagination and improve your skills.

What to expect from the course

This course offers a variety of transferable skills and design process knowledge that are highly desirable to employers.

  • You will be expected to work independently and engage in group tasks in order to develop your skills and knowledge. The course covers a range of techniques, skills, sustainability an awareness of employment other opportunities in the subject. 
  • Develop an understanding of and strategy to source sustainable materials. Efficient planning of work to ensure materials can be re-used. Advice on purchasing sustainable and eco-friendly products
  • Research + enrichment: You will look at a range of historical and contemporary artists and learn from the techniques they have used in their work to develop your own outcomes.
  • You will explore how your work can be applied to a wide range of contexts, from commercial work to personal projects.

Why study with BAES Arts?

You will develop an understanding of how to position your career goals within the creative sector across the creative industries. 

  • Develop practical Art skills, experiment with methods, techniques and processes.
  • Learn how to kick-start your career in this industry, exploring design concepts and build wider knowledge within the Arts. 
  • Our short courses can provide an introduction to key foundation skills needed to enable you to progress onto more in depth courses

Entry requirements

Interest in the Creative Arts. No formal entry requirements.

As the course involves a lot of independent work, eg learners completing their own projects with tutor guidance, it is expected that you will have the art skills to work independently.  

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual and bring the correct materials to each session. A commitment to working independently outside the classroom is required. 

Career pathways

Further education courses in Art and Design

Initial Course Resources/ Additional cost

Tools and equipment are available for your use at the Centre. However, you may need to purchase some tools and materials for your project, this will be discussed with your Tutor if required.

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