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Art Studio for 12 - 14 Year Olds

Art and Design Portfolio
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 23 August 2021
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Art encourages you to be a spontaneous, original thinker and have a great imagination.

Spark your creativity and express yourself on this exciting, experimental course.

You will have the opportunity to explore both 2D and 3D contemporary art techniques, use unconventional materials, meet like-minded people and be inspired by artists.

Perfect for budding young artists and creatives who enjoy trying new things, this course is ideal to get real hands-on experience, build your confidence and work on your creative skills.


On this course you’ll undertake a series of creative exercises in the art studio that will incorporate drawing, painting, sculpting and surface design; and then work on a personal project using the techniques you have most enjoyed.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have a visual record of your experiments and be able to demonstrate your ideas visually.

You will also leave with new ideas and a greater understanding of the processes and materials used in art, so you can continue to develop your skills.

Where you’ll learn:

You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.

You will find open-plan studios and well-equipped workshop spaces to develop your ideas and have access to everything you need in order to create exciting work.

Tutor profile: James Gant has been teaching painting and drawing at various educational institutions for the past 14 years after completing his degree in fine art.

He works as a freelance artist on a range of exciting projects including films, book illustrations and murals as well as his own personal work.

He has vast experience in teaching creative painting and drawing techniques to all skill levels and feels it important that the learner understands the potential of the materials so that they can explore and express themselves in an exciting and personal way.

Need accommodation for a summer course?

Accommodation is not included in the course fee.

However, you can book accommodation on campus as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

These are single, self-catered rooms with a private bathroom, right next door to our studios and classrooms.

Find out more at: www.ntu.ac.uk/summeraccommodation

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During this course you will:

  • draw from observation
  • practise mark making with different tools and materials
  • understand colour theory through painting
  • learn how to generate ideas
  • explore mixed media techniques
  • take part in group discussions
  • practise casting a 3D form
  • be encouraged to try new art techniques you might not have tried before
  • reflect on your work throughout the course.

You will also gain an understanding of contemporary artists and their working methods.

You’ll discuss the artists’ approach and consider how this can inform you own ways of making art.

Entry requirements

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for drawing and painting and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills.

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for drawing and painting and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £450.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £450.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418