Art & Design: Evening and Short Courses

Gray's short courses allow students the opportunity to undertake part-time study that can build a broad portfolio and gain experience prior to applying to full-time degree courses.

Courses can also be taken as stand-alone learning opportunities.

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  1. Ceramics (Foundation)

    Ceramics (Foundation) is an evening course, giving an introduction to ceramic production and techniques.

  2. Ceramics (Intermediate)

    An evening course in ceramic technologies and production techniques. This course is for students having completed the Ceramics Foundation course or having equivalent experience.

  3. Creative Bookbinding

    The course offers an introduction to a variety of creative bookbinding techniques and equipment.

  4. Creative Imaging (Foundation) - Apple Macintosh

    Creative Imaging is an evening course for digital media and Photoshop techniques using Apple Macintosh (iMac OS X) computers and scanning software.

  5. Creative Photoshop - Apple Macintosh (Foundation)

    This course will introduce and familiarise students with an interest in Digital Photography to the use of Adobe Photoshop CS using Apple Macintosh (iMac OS X) computers and scanning software.

  6. Drawing - (Foundation)

    This course provides an excellent introduction to drawing techniques and a solid grounding for beginners learning how to improve their drawing.

  7. Drawing - (Intermediate) Development

    This course is for students who wish to practice and develop personal confidence in drawing.

  8. Drawing - (Intermediate) Mixed Media

    Drawing (Intermediate) - Mixed Media is an evening course for drawing and sketching techniques, ideal for portfolio building.

  9. Fashion (Foundation)

    This course is aimed at complete beginners to pattern-cutting and making.

  10. Fashion (Intermediate)

    This course is aimed at students with some previous pattern manipulation and sewing skills. Explore how to adapt bought patterns as well as pattern- cutting techniques from basic blocks, fabric manipulation and product construction suitable for development towards fashion outcomes.

  11. Figurative Study (Intermediate)

    Build on previous study, and further develop your personal practice of drawing the figure.

  12. Figure Drawing (Foundation and Intermediate)

    This course provides an excellent starting point for beginners learning how to draw from life or for more experienced students continuing to improve their drawing practice. Tuition will be tailored according to the students chosen level.

  13. Jewellery (Foundation)

    This course will introduce students to basic workshop practice and the use of traditional jewellery tools and equipment.

  14. Jewellery (Intermediate)

    This course builds on previous experience to create personal contemporary jewellery pieces, following the design process through research and development of materials and techniques.

  15. Jewellery (Intermediate) - Wax Carving, Casting & Stone Setting

    Explore the properties of wax carving and cuttlefish, clay and lost wax casting through to the production of small-scale jewellery pieces.

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“Gray’s provides a fantastic place to be creative. The studios and departments are all open, so you are free to explore and see the range of exciting work that goes on.”

Scott Simpson Painting 2011 BA (Hons)

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    A student at Gray’s School of Art has helped school pupils create a colourful mosaic depicting the history of their village.  


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