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Abstract Art with Mixed Media (Paignton)

This course is suitable for both complete beginners and those wishing to develop skills by learning to use colour, texture and shape to create abstract art with mixed media. During…

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Advanced Ceramics for Adults Certificate

Please note that this course is designed for those aged 19 and above. This experimental course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety…

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Advanced Life Drawing for Adults Certificate

Taught in our professional studios, this practical course will introduce you to the fundamental principles and skills involved in life drawing. This course is designed to enable you to advance…

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Advanced Photography for Adults Certificate

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of photography and photographic manipulation. You will learn in specialist studios and will be provided with digital SLR cameras. You…

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An Introduction to Ceramics

This experimental course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety of methods and processes and have little previous experience of the material. The…

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An Introduction to Photography

This course will introduce you to the rudiments of digital photography and photographic manipulation. You will learn in specialist studios and will be provided with digital SLR cameras. You will…

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An Introduction to Print Making

Taught in our exceptional facilities, this hands-on course will introduce you to the equipment and techniques of screen printing onto paper using water based processes. Expert tutors will guide you…

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Applied arts students.
FdA Applied Arts*

*The programme is subject to approval. This foundation degree is a practical exploration of the applied arts, where you will have the opportunity to develop diverse creative skills within drawing,…

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Art and Design A Level

A Level Art and Design has been designed for a wide range of candidates and provides engaging and innovative learning experiences where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated…

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Art Continuation (Paignton)

Do you enjoy drawing and painting but are not sure where to go next? This Art Continuation course will enable you to develop your artwork and you will benefit from…

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Art for All (Paignton)

Do you enjoy drawing and painting but are not sure where to go next? This course will enable you to develop your artwork with the benefit of having an experienced…

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Autumnal Sugar Flowers and Foliage for Improvers (Paignton)

This course is for improvers in wired sugar flower making, who would like to learn a selection of Autumnal flowers, seed heads, foliage to make an arrangement or decoration. You…

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Calligraphy for Beginners (Paignton)

This course is for people who would like to learn how to use calligraphy in their day to day lives. You will learn how to form letters in a variety…

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Creative Craft – Introduction to Felting (Paignton)

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of wet felting. You will explore a range of aspects including; materials, methods, designs and creative projects. Each week will…

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FdA Creative Digital Design*

*This programme is subject to approval. This foundation degree has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to play a significant role in…

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Dresses made by fashion students.
Creative Textiles (Torquay)

This course will give you the opportunity to experience different textile techniques such as making stamps and printing with them, mark making on fabric, bleaching, rusting, silk painting, applique, free…

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FdA Fashion with Textiles

This foundation degree is a practical exploration of creative fashion and textiles design, where you will develop skills relating to art, fashion, design, visualisation, pattern construction, texture, surface and printed…

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FdA Film and Photography

This foundation degree has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable you to play a significant role in the rapidly expanding digital and…

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Flower Arranging for Autumn (Torquay)

This is a fun, relaxed course where you will make five different styles of flower arrangement suitable to decorate your home or give as gifts using the best of the…

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Flower Arranging for Christmas (Torquay)

This is a fun, relaxed course where you will make five different styles of flower arrangement suitable to decorate your home or give as gifts using the best of the…

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FdA Illustration Arts

This foundation degree will provide you with a broad range of creative skills that will enable you to become an independent and capable illustrator. It will address the practical and…

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Jewellery Making: Textured Rings and Bangles (Paignton)

This course is designed for beginners and improvers and will cover the steps needed to make rings and bangles in silver or copper. Beginners will be introduced to shaping, soldering…

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Landscape Painting for All (Paignton)

Would you like to improve your landscape painting? You will learn to compose and paint landscapes in any medium that you choose: watercolours, oils, acrylic or mixed media. Advice and…

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Mosaics made out of recycled materials made to look like the shape of the earth.
Mosaics Around the World (Torquay)

This course explores the craft of mosaics using various tesserae, glass tiles, china, beads and other small objects. You will create different usable or decorative pieces of work with the…

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Mosaics for Christmas (Torquay)

This course explores the craft of mosaic using various tessarea, glass tiles, china, stone and other small objects. You will create different usable or decorative pieces of work suitable to…

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Oil Painting (Torquay)

This course has been designed for improvers and also beginners who would like to have some basic understanding of painting with oils. The overall aim is to provide you with…

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Oil Painting For All (Paignton)

This course has been designed for improvers and also beginners who would like to have some basic understanding of painting with oils. The overall aim is to provide you with…

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Painting and Drawing for Beginners (Paignton)

Aimed at those with little or no drawing and painting experience, this course is a complete guide for beginners wishing to learn the fundamental techniques of painting and drawing. Therefore…

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Portrait Painting (Paignton)

This recreational course has been designed for adults who would like to be able to paint portraits using a variety of mediums. The aim is to find ways of capturing…

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Pottery for All (Paignton)

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in pottery, whatever the level of current experience. You will be introduced to some basic clay formation techniques and some decorative…

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Student using a tool to make a silver ring.
Silver Jewellery – Introduction to Torch Fired Enamels (Torquay)

This course is designed for beginners. You will learn how to enamel on silver and copper using a gas torch. You will be able to make enamelled silver earrings and…

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Textured silver ring.
Silver Jewellery – Stone Set Ring (Torquay)

This course is aimed at beginner level and will introduce you to the basics of silver jewellery making from the design stage through to the finished product. You will design…

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Star necklace.
Silver Jewellery for Improvers (Torquay)

This course is designed for students who can already solder and have a basic knowledge of metal working. You will learn how make stone set earrings, pendants and rings using…

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UAL Art and Design Foundation Diploma

This is a unique qualification that will prepare you for university-level study in art-related degrees such as: photography, architecture, fine art, graphics and fashion. This course is ideal if you…

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UAL Art Diploma Level 2

If you are a creative and curious person, this course will help you explore your talents and transform them into a career. The Art and Design Level 2 Diploma is…

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UAL Art Extended Diploma Level 3

This course is all about experimenting with your creative talent and developing your specialism and expertise. You’ll be taking your skills and pushing them further, challenging yourself and discovering new…

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UAL Art Foundation Diploma Level 3 and 4

If you want to develop an outstanding portfolio of work and you’re considering studying an art degree at university, then this is the perfect course for you. It’s a natural…

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UAL Art, Design and Media Diploma Level 1

If you want to begin your creative journey, but you don’t have any formal qualifications in art or design yet, then this is the perfect course for you. It’s where…

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UAL Design Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway within the Art and Design course is aimed at people, who enjoy solving creative problems, while looking at traditional ideas from new and contemporary perspectives. You will learn…

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UAL Fashion Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition within the fashion and textile area. You will learn the unique characteristics and skills, which are fundamental…

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Dresses made by fashion students.
UAL Fashion Diploma Level 2

This course provides you with an exciting introduction to the fashion and textile area. You will be introduced to the fundamental skills, which can lead to progression to further study…

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Art image.
UAL Fine Art Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition, as you consider a broad range of artistic practices, including many approaches to Art in both 2D…

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UAL Fine Art Applied General Extended Diploma Level 3

Having identified your strengths at Applied General Diploma level 3 year 1, you will now get the opportunity to really develop your personal creative journey. You will take ownership of…

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UAL Graphic Design and Photography Applied General Diploma Level 3

This pathway within the Art and Design course is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative aptitude and ambition within the Photography, Film & Animation area. You will learn how…

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Wooden texture.
Upholstery and Furniture Restoration (Torquay)

If you have an item of furniture that you would like to renovate and you have a practical nature then this course will be suitable for you. Items may include…

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Watercolour Continuation (Paignton)

This course has been designed for adults who have some basic knowledge of the subject and gives the opportunity to introduce other materials to watercolour and to develop those skills…

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Blue watercolour background.
Watercolour Painting (Torquay)

This recreational course is suitable for both complete beginners and those wishing to develop basic skills by undertaking an introductory course. Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium….

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Watercolour paint palette.
Watercolour Painting for All (Paignton)

This course is suitable for both complete beginners and those wishing to develop their skills by exploring and experimenting with this exciting and responsive medium. You will learn different techniques…

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Woodcarving (Paignton)

Designed for anyone with an interest in carving in wood, whether completely new to it or experienced practitioners. Come and learn and enjoy the skill of carving in wood. We…

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