Monday – GCSE & A-Level Portfolio Projects, 17:15 – 19:15 | 13th September – 6th December


If you would like to join part way through a block of classes, get in touch with reception to make sure you only pay for the classes remaining in your block.

Block 1: 13th Sept, 20th Sept, 27th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct, 18th Oct
Block 2: 1st Nov, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 22nd Nov, 29th Nov, 6th Dec

Time: 17.15 – 19.15
Ages: GCSE / A Level
Teacher: Naila Hazell
Venue: Kite Studios

The GCSE and A-Level Portfolio Projects group is ideal for pupils working towards these qualifications or preparing to do so (Year 9 upwards). We also welcome those who simply want to pursue their interest in art. The course complements the national art curriculum and gives pupils the chance to develop their portfolio of work in our well equipped studio, with drawing from observation at the core of their explorations.

Students are invited to use the diverse range of techniques, materials, equipment and tools we have available from an etching press to pottery facilities and kiln.
Pupils may come with a project in mind, a specific brief or a technique that they need to practice and our teacher can adapt the lesson to suit. For example if a pupil has been asked to develop an understanding of portraiture, and we have a printmaking workshop prepared, we encourage them to use the printmaking focusing on their portrait theme. With our rich library there is always the opportunity to put work into context and relate to other artists.
Many of our past pupils have gone on to take degree in a creative field from fine art to architecture and they have often used Kite Studios as a springboard to showcase their work in small exhibitions. Some pupils have also gone on to work with us as volunteers and  assistants  in workshops and found this an invaluable experience.