With the closure of many shops in the lead up to Christmas, this is going to have a huge impact on the trade of local businesses and makers. With this in mind, we've compiled a list of local designer makers and how you can still shop with them throughout lockdown. Support independent businesses by shopping small this Christmas!
made by paulinA UK
sophie lou crafts
ruby and jack design
victoria blum calligraphy
llinos gale ceramics
lucy ilsley designs
holly parkhouse design
jess adams design
hayley c designs
the losers salon
the colour show
amy gorman design
tigers in space
Our Virtual Exhibition is now live! The end of this academic year has been one like no other. Despite the restrictions of working from home, the students across the art, design, media and games department have produced some fantastic work. We're all so proud of what they've managed to achieve and are excited to announce the launch of this website to showcase their work, in place of the usual end of year exhibition.
The exhibition is also available in the form of a book, which can be purchased for £8.50, including postage and packaging. 160 pages, packed with art and design work by both students and staff. There are limited copies available, so please put your orders in as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out!
As the period of lock-down continues, we're all looking for activities we can do at home. Craft activities are the perfect way to keep our minds and hands occupied, so we thought we'd share with you a selection of online tutorials and workshops to keep you busy. We highly commend these inspiring designers and makers who have turned their minds to developing their businesses in ways they had probably never imagined, providing the public with the means to pursue a creative outlet in such difficult times.
Elka is a Hampshire based textile design studio, producing bespoke hand woven textiles for fashion and furnishings. In addition to this, Ellie and her mum Claudia offer a range of weaving and natural dyeing workshops. In response to the current situation, they started a YouTube channel, where they have been uploading free tutorials on how to do your own weaving at home, like this beautiful branch weaving. Access all their tutorials via the link below.
Crochet artist, Barbara, founder of Let's Crochet UK, is working in collaboration with The Hampshire Cultural Trust to run a series of online crochet classes. She has created some free videos to get you started, with more advanced skills available for a small fee. You can access the free content and sign up for the more advanced classes using the link below.
We hope you're staying safe and well in these strange times. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give you something to look forward to. We have a fantastic new programme of part-time courses starting in September through to next Summer, which you can read about in our April 2020 newsletter!
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The Art & Design department is delighted to invite you to not one, but TWO end of year exhibitions this month!
Our annual end of year exhibition, this year titled 141, is a joint effort between the Art, Design, Creative Media and Games Design programmes. Showcasing the creative work of our 141 students, there will be a wide variety of artwork on display, including graphic design, textiles, ceramics, painting, photography, fashion, video, concept art and computer games. The private view will be held on the 20th of June 6:30 – 8PM and all are welcome. Work will be on display Monday to Friday 9-5PM until June 28th.
Work produced by our Level 3 and Foundation Art & Design students will also be on display at Proteus Creation Space from 15th June – 4th of July. SPLINTER will showcase the work our students have produced throughout the academic year, including fashion, photography, graphic design and sculpture and more! Proteus Creation Space is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 6PM.
We still have a few places left on our upcoming evening courses so don't delay! Reserve your place today at www.bcot.ac.uk or click the individual images above.
We have several new part-time courses coming up but in this month's issue we're excited to shed some spotlight on our upcoming macrame course, taught by Isabella Strambio - macrame artist, educator and owner of TwoMe!
ArtStudiosBCoT is very excited to announce a new line-up of part-time courses for 2019 in collaboration with several Hampshire-based designers, including Crochet for Beginners, Macrame, and Modern Calligraphy!
These are in addition to our ever-popular Silver Jewellery, Pottery for Beginners and Intermediates, Digital Photography, Printmaking, Painting and Fashion Design! For more information and to enrol, visit https://www.bcot.ac.uk/subject-areas/art-and-design.
Our part-time courses make thoughtful Christmas gifts for your artsy loved ones and we can provide bespoke gift certificates as well!
Come to our Pre-Degree Foundation Course Open Evening on the 23rd April. Find out about how we can help you to develop your creativity, become more experimental, learn to take risks, build your portfolio and help you to apply for your degree or career in the creative industry! Meet staff, students and tour our facilities.
Our printmaking course is designed for those who love to be creative and explore materials. This 10 week course offers an introduction to a number of printmaking techniques including collograph, screenprinting, lino cutting, monoprinting and metal etching.
The course is designed to help you take your first inspirational initial ideas right through to a finished article.
You will be able to make a range of products using your new printing skills including wall art, note cards, scarves, T-shirts, tote bags, printed fabrics and much more. Great for gifts or to keep for yourself!
Course Code: FEBC014
Duration: 10 Weeks
Start Date: 19/04/18
Day & Time: Thurs 18:00 - 20:00
Tuition Fees: £190
For more information and to enrol, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01256306663