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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Erika Winstone
  • Course Code W24PDGF07A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This advanced practical fine art course aims to support students on the Fine Art Mentoring Course. You will bring work in for tutorials, group discussions and workshops, developing your practice as artists both in and outside college. The course will build a stimulating and supportive peer group, introducing skills to enable students to continue working together on collaborative projects. The course leader is artist Erika Winstone, who has taught higher education for over 25 years.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop the skills, confidence and quality of work required for successful independent practice and/or apply for postgraduate study
  • Forge ongoing connections with a community of artists
  • Work with others on collaborative projects
  • Plan and work towards a group exhibition in September 2024

Class format and activities

You will learn as a member of a group in the studio at Morley College, through a rich range of individual and group tutorials and workshops with the course leader.

Entry requirements

Entry to this course is by interview with portfolio (or photos) of recent work including sketchbooks. Email to request an interview. This course is ideal if you wish to refresh after time out, make time for your practice or build a portfolio for an MA. You should have already completed an Art Foundation, have an art degree, or proven equivalent experience, with a strong portfolio of artwork. You should have some basic computer skills. If English is not your spoken language you should have IELTS at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

What you need to know before you enrol

Studios are accessible by stairs or lift.

What you need

When working onsite, you will need to bring in examples of your work for each tutorial for discussion, advice and feedback. You will find it helpful to bring a paper and pen for making notes. A smartphone or camera is useful for recording your work and you may also want to upload materials and links to share with your class on Microsoft Teams. You will be asked to contribute towards the cost of publicity and the Private View in September.

What you can do next

The Course prepares students to apply for postgraduate courses or to develop the skills, confidence and quality of work required for successful independent practice. Focused on developing both the artist and the work through a supportive network, the course will help you forge ongoing connections with a community of artists.