BANNER_36

Certificate (Painting, Sculpture, Drawing & Printmaking)

 

MASTERCLASS_15_FOR_WEBOur Certificate courses are ideal if you’re serious about developing your abilities, but have limited time. They take one day a week over two years, and you’ll work alongside our Diploma students and focus on one of four disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.

Each course features a comprehensive study programme in the selected discipline, which enables you to develop your own vision and approach. Staff work with you to improve your existing skills, and introduce you to new techniques – traditional and contemporary – offering innovation in how you express your work.

Your study will be characterised by detailed personal guidance, helping you align the skills you learn with the creative direction you want to pursue.

As the Art Academy has a diverse and busy programme of lectures and workshops, your progress is enriched by the chance to join in with other classes in specialist subjects. We can tailor your programme to your needs, all the way to the culmination in your own final show.

The Certificate is a flexible course and can be customised to your needs – we can discuss the many options available. Should you want to take a course in more than one discipline at the same time (painting and drawing, for instance), this can be arranged since the courses take place on different days.

Other additional benefits:
• Second Year Certificate students have the opportunity to exhibit work at the Graduate Show.
• The Academy provides space for students to store their materials and work between classes. The large studios are also available for them to use when no other class is present.
• Students are able to join some other classes run by the Academy free of charge (subject to availability – materials must be paid for)
• Certificate students may attend the professional development classes alongside Diploma students.

 

The Award: Certificate in PaintingFIGURE_PAINTING_SMALL
Structure: Students may start at the beginning of any term.
Duration: 2 years, 1 day per week, (or two days per week over one year) for each Certificate undertaken. In some circumstances students may complete a Certificate in one year by studying 2 days per week.
Students may also elect to take more than one Certificate course at a time
Principal: Tanya Russell

The Certificate in Painting is normally a one day a week course for two years but it is possible to do 2 days a week for one year. This flexibility allows students to combine different study days to focus on various skills over a two year period. These options can be discussed when during initial interview. Alternatively, potential candidates are welcome to visit The Art Academy studios and schedule an informational interview.

The programme focuses on a wide range of painting disciplines. It includes plenty of specific skills development but also explores other interesting and diverse methods. Within programme components there is ample scope for creative development and expression while learning the comprehensive skill set.

Aims of the Certificate Programme

  • To develop technical skills in the chosen discipline
  • To support students to use their skills creatively and expressively
  • To encourage students to start to develop their artistic direction and creative vision
  • To give students an appreciation of the skills needed to be a professional artist
  • To give students the opportunity to be part of a thriving artistic community

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Each year comprises 3 terms, each consisting of 10 teaching weeks.
In addition regular study days, some additional sessions are available to Certificate students free of charge:
• Professional Development – one and a half hour sessions held on certain Wednesdays. These sessions
vary each term, please consult the Detailed Time Table for details each term.
• Guest lectures, seminars and special museum/gallery visits. Each term there are a selection of special
events, please consult the Detailed Time Table for details each term.
• Tutorials – students have one tutorial each term with a dedicated Personal Tutor in Level 1 and two tutorials in Level 2.
Additional classes: Some evening, weekend and short courses run by The Academy may be available to Certificate students either free of charge or for a nominal fee. These are available at the discretion of The Art Academy depending on availability. Other courses run by the Academy must be paid for at the regular rate. Please consult the office for complete listing of available courses each term.
The course can be started at any point in the year but this must be at the start of an individual term. There are three possible study days for the Certificate in Painting: Mondays (a course specifically developed for Certificate students), Tuesdays or Thursdays. While the curriculum is slightly different on each of these days they are potentially interchangeable on a term basis.

Painting Certificate 2017-2018

 

FIGURE_SCULPTUREThe Award: Certificate in Sculpture
Structure: Students may start at the beginning of any term.
Duration: 2 years, 1 day per week, (or two days per week over one year) for each Certificate undertaken. In some circumstances students may complete a Certificate in one year by studying 2 days per week.
Students may also elect to take more than one Certificate course at a time
Principal: Tanya Russell

The Certificate in Sculpture programme is a one-day a week course for two years but it is possible to do 2 days a week for one year. Within this programme students have the option to concentrate their studies in the following areas: Experimentation with a variety of techniques and mediums (Tuesdays), focus on figure modelling (Thursdays), or focus on creative sculpture (Mondays). Within programme components there is ample scope for creative development and expression while learning the comprehensive skill set.

The course is also flexible allowing you to swap between these days to focus on different areas throughout your course. These options can be discussed when during initial interview. Alternatively, potential candidates are welcome to visit The Art Academy studios and schedule an informational interview.

Different mediums are taught in components of between 5 and 10 days by tutors specialising in these areas. Areas explored in sculpture are:
• Figure modelling techniques (large and small scale, including anatomy and measuring techniques)
• Portraiture • Glass • Ceramics • Stone carving • Tools and carpentry • Armature making • Plaster and wire • Mould making • Steel welding and fabrication • Silversmith techniques (copper and brass)

Aims of the Certificate Programme

  • To develop technical skills in the chosen discipline
  • To support students to use their skills creatively and expressively
  • To encourage students to start to develop their artistic direction and creative vision
  • To give students an appreciation of the skills needed to be a professional artist
  • To give students the opportunity to be part of a thriving artistic community

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Each year comprises 3 terms, each consisting of 10 teaching weeks.
In addition regular study days, some additional sessions are available to Certificate students free of charge:
• Professional Development – one and a half hour sessions held on certain Wednesdays. These sessions
vary each term, please consult the Detailed Time Table for details each term.
• Guest lectures, seminars and special museum/gallery visits. Each term there are a selection of special
events, please consult the Detailed Time Table for details each term.
• Tutorials – students have one tutorial each term with a dedicated Personal Tutor in Level 1 and two tutorials in Level 2.

Additional classes: Some evening, weekend and short courses run by The Academy may be available to Certificate students either free of charge or for a nominal fee. These are available at the discretion of The Art Academy depending on availability. Other courses run by the Academy must be paid for at the regular rate. Please consult the office for complete listing of available courses each term.
The course can be started at any point in the year but this must be at the start of an individual term. There are three possible study days for the Certificate in Painting: Mondays (a course specifically developed for Certificate students), Tuesdays or Thursdays. While the curriculum is slightly different on each of these days they are potentially interchangeable on a term basis.

Sculpture Certificate 2017-2018

 

The Award: Certificate in DrawingDRAWING_PRIZE_SMALLER
Structure: Students may start at the beginning of any term.
Duration: 2 years, 1 day per week for each.
Students may also elect to take more than one Certificate course at a time. Classes run Friday only.
Principal: Tanya Russell

The Certificate in Drawing is a predominantly practice-based course for students with limited time who wish to pursue their artistic practice seriously, though the course on its own is not sufficient to prepare a student to become a professional artist.

The Certificate in Drawing is normally a one day a week course for two years but it is possible to do 2 days a week for one year. This flexibility allows students to combine different study days to focus on various skills over a two year period. These options can be discussed when during initial interview. Alternatively, potential candidates are welcome to visit The Art Academy studios and schedule an informational interview.

Aims of the Certificate Programme

  • To develop technical skills in the chosen discipline
  • To support students to use their skills creatively and expressively
  • To encourage students to start to develop their artistic direction and creative vision
  • To give students an appreciation of the skills needed to be a professional artist
  • To give students the opportunity to be part of a thriving artistic community

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Each year comprises 3 terms, each consisting of 10 teaching weeks.
In addition regular study days, some additional sessions are available to Certificate students free of charge:
• Professional Development – one and a half hour sessions held on certain Wednesdays. These sessions
vary each term, please consult the Detailed Time Table for details each term.
• Guest lectures, seminars and special museum/gallery visits. Each term there are a selection of special
events, please consult the Detailed Time Table for details each term.
• Tutorials – students have one tutorial each term with a dedicated Personal Tutor in Level 1 and two tutorials in Level 2.
Additional classes: Some evening, weekend and short courses run by The Academy may be available to Certificate students either free of charge or for a nominal fee. These are available at the discretion of The Art Academy depending on availability. Other courses run by the Academy must be paid for at the regular rate. Please consult the office for complete listing of available courses each term.
The course can be started at any point in the year but this must be at the start of an individual term. There are three possible study days for the Certificate in Painting: Mondays (a course specifically developed for Certificate students), Tuesdays or Thursdays. While the curriculum is slightly different on each of these days they are potentially interchangeable on a term basis.

Drawing Certificate 2017-2018

 

The Award: Certificate in PrintmakingCertificate in Printmaking
Structure: Students may start at the beginning of any term.
Duration: Tuesdays, one day per week, over two years. Students may also elect more than one Certificate course.
Head of Print: Sue Corke

The Certificate in Printmaking consists of six, ten-week terms, covering a broad range of intaglio and relief printmaking techniques each Tuesday; etching, linoleum, woodcut, drypoint, collagraph, photopolymer and photoetching.

Supported by one to one tutoring and an international team of visiting artists, students participate in group exercises to hone their printmaking skills, enabling ample scope for creative expression and specialisation. Attendees develop their ideas through self-led projects to achieve a portfolio of contemporary prints; culminating in the participation of The Art Academy’s graduate show and the potential for public exposure in national printmaking exhibitions e.g. Pushing Print, Bainbridge Open and Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Aims of the Certificate Programme

  • To develop students’ technical skills in printmaking
  • To apply students’ technical skills, creatively and expressively
  • To develop students’ visual language and artistic direction
  • To broaden students’ knowledge of contemporary art and develop their critical thinking
  • To support public exposure of students’ work through group and selective exhibitions
  • To encourage students’ to initiate self-led projects and happenings

The Certificate in Printmaking is a practice-based study programme, one day a week, with supervised open access to the print studio and an option to combine with the Certificate in Drawing. The course develops a broad range of professional skills over a two year period, informed by regular visits to print exhibitions and end of term group crits directed by visiting artists, gallerists, editioners and curators. Candidates are welcome to visit The Art Academy in advance or discuss these options during the interview.

Reduction Relief: Linocut, Linoetching and Woodcut
Focusing on form and colour through reduction relief; an immediate and sculptural approach to printmaking. Each student will learn to hand carve with Japanese woodcut tools and etch linoleum to realise a series of multi-colour print editions.

Intaglio: Hardground, softground and Aquatint
This course focuses on line, texture and tone through etching; a traditional drawing approach to print. Using saline and ferric chloride mordents, each student will learn to etch both zinc and metal plates to realise a series of print editions.

Intaglio & Relief: Collagraph and Drypoint
This course focuses on colour and texture: an Expressionist and immediate collage approach to print. Using card, fabric, sand, tape, scalpels and needles, each student will learn to combine handmade relief and intaglio plates to realise a series of print editions.

Multi-plate Relief: Linocut, Linoetching and Woodcut
This course focuses on form and colour through multi-plate relief printmaking; a traditional and immediate sculptural approach to print. Using Japanese woodcut tools, each student will learn to hand carve and etch multiple linoleum or wood blocks, in combination, to realise a series of print editions.

Intaglio: Spitbite, Sugarlift and Gum Arabic
This course focuses on experimental etching, offering a traditional painterly approach to printmaking. Using saline and ferric chloride mordents, each student will learn to etch both zinc and metal plates to realise a series of print editions.

Photography: Photopolymer and Photoetching
This course focuses on photography through etching; an innovative mechanical approach to print. Using saline and ferric chloride mordents, each student will learn to etch both zinc and metal plates to realise a series of print editions.

Support
Throughout the course, students confront broader issues around printmaking and learn practical skills to prepare for exhibiting; editioning, documenting, framing and curating. Each term a guest artist, editioner, artisan, gallerist or curator is invited to facilitate a group critique and impart first hand experience dealing with contemporary prints.

The course offers additional benefits:

  • Second Year Certificate students have the opportunity to exhibit work at the Graduate Show.
  • Students have a personal tutor who is available for advice, support and guidance throughout the programme
  • The Academy provides space for students to store their materials and work between classes.
  • Students are able to join some other classes run by the Academy free of charge (subject to availability – materials must be paid for)
  • Certificate students may attend the professional development classes alongside Diploma students.

Printmaking Certificate 2017-2018

 

Course Location
Mermaid Court, 165A Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR

Course Length
2 Year

Fees 2016/2017

COURSE FEES
Course  fee  (2  years)  £3,756
Per  year  £1,878
Per  Term  (with  surcharge)  £645

Start Date
12th September 2016

Autumn Term 2016-2017
12th September – 25th November 2016
Half Term: 17th October – 21st October 2016

Spring Term 2016-2017

Monday 16 January – Saturday 1 April 2017
(half term Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February)

Summer Term 2016-2017

Tuesday 18th April – Tuesday 27th June 2017 (no half term)
where Bank Holiday Monday 1st May is a teaching day (students in) and
Bank Holiday Monday 29th May is not a teaching day (students not in)

Graduate Show

 

Applications

APPLY_ONLINE

 

 

In order to apply for a Certificate course please fill out our online application form.

Alternatively you can download a .pdf version and post it to us along with at least 5 images of your work.

On receiving your application, we will offer candidates an interview. The Art Academy’s Course Administrator will arrange a suitable time and date for interview with the Director of Academic Affairs.

Application Deadline

The course can be started at any point in the year but this must be at the start of an individual term. We therefore keep an open deadline for applications, however as we only accept a small number of students each year we encourage early application.

Visiting the Academy

Open Days

If you would like to visit the Academy and learn more about the programs of study on offer, you can come to one of our open days (click on the open days tab for more information).

Individual Visits

Alternatively, please contact us and we can arrange a personal tour and discussion about your course requirements. If you bring some examples of your work, it can help to determine what course might suit you best.

EU & International Applicants

We accept applications from all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens or those with an existing visa for the UK.

 

Open Days offer a valuable opportunity to visit the Academy, meet some of the staff and students and gain in-depth information on our courses, teaching and student life.

Where The Art Academy
Mermaid Court
165a Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR

When 2.30pm – (approx.) 4.30pm

Guests You are welcome to bring up to two guests with you. Please mention the number of guests in the booking form below.

Booking For individual reservations please fill in the online booking form below.

Schools If you wish to bring a group of school students to one of our Open Days please email us in advance to reserve places: info@artacademy.org.uk

If you have any questions about our Open Days please contact us, via email at: info@artacademy.org.uk

Dates

21st January 2016
25th February 2016
24th March 2016
9th May 2016
If you have any questions about our Open Days please contact the Course Administrator, via email at: info@artacademy.org.uk