new course, interviews coming up

At the present time, the FDA Stitched textiles is too small a program to attract a university validation, so, we have decided to offer a broader based course at the same level. We are using BTEC for the base units which means that we don’t need a university validating partner. The broad based opportunities include painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, print,  stitched textiles, video and illustration, fashion. The course will start with short projects involving all areas of the studios, followed by students own long projects where they can move into their favoured media on an individual basis. I think this is very exciting and will give my usual student base more opportunity to ‘have a go’ at many disciplines.

HNC/HND Contemporary Art Practice is now interviewing …

This is the latest level 4/5 course offered at Eastleigh College. We are a core tutor team of 4 with varied and broad based skills and we are currently writing the delivery of this course.

We are conducting the first day of interviews on Wednesday 22 July, currently running from 9am until 6pm! If you are interested then please contact either me or the college for an application pack and to get an interview time to which you will bring a portfolio. Currently there is a second interview day on 3rd September.

If you wish to extend your study in a relaxed and friendly art school environment please do consider this course, HNC runs for two years, 9 hours a week, on wed afternoon 2pm-5pm, then wed evening 6pm-9pm and finally mon evening from 6pm -9pm. HND will follow and will run for one year, 12 hours a week, one whole day and two evenings are envisaged for this.

Finally, there is funding! Students may apply for loans which of course do not have to be repaid until there is a level of income achieved, please look at the student finance website to see the opportunities. Some prospective students have been under the impression that they are too old for these loans … this is NOT the case… so, come and join us on this new adventure!

all ready to go!

all the exhibitions are up now and my boot is full of drinks so we are ready to roll

do pop in tonight 6-8.30…. desborough road, school of visual arts, eastleigh college (also friday all day and sat morning til 1)

Kev from art van go will be there…. past graduates have a book shop with all sorts of previously loved books on sale

and five different exhibitions on display, all adult ed …

see you later x

nearly half way

view 2Show in Progress

Patchwork and embroidery exhibitions are up … just three more exhibitions to go … contemporary textile workshop, level 3 art design and media and finally our past graduates will all be going up tomorrow …

show opens thursday 6-8.30, friday 10-4, sat 10-1 at Desborough school of visual arts, Eastleigh College

Art Van Go will be there for the whole show

Please do come and visit, and see the work of our talented students

End of Year Show for Adult Students at Eastleigh College

we hope you will come and visit the students end  year show at eastleigh college, details below .

there will be information about the brand new HNC/HND Contemporary Art Practice course which is level 4 and 5 exactly the same as the foundation degree in stitched textiles. this course includes print, sculpture, photography, video fashion and stitched textiles, so a broader based course …. come and chat to us about it

Adult Students End of Year
Show at Desborough

Includes Past Graduates, Workshop
Masterclass, City and Guilds
Embroidery and Patchwork
BTEC Art, Design and Media

Exhibition Opening Times:

Thursday 2nd July 2015
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Friday 3rd July 2015
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 4th July 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm

Eastleigh College
Desborough Campus
Desborough Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire SO50 5NH
Tel: 023 8091 1099

                                                  Traders: Art Van Go

Information Evening Tonight

Just a reminder that we are holding an information evening upstairs in the Desborough Road building tonight from 6.30.

This is to introduce the brand new HNC/HND Contemporary Art Practice that I have been writing with Darren Cousins here at Eastleigh College. Because we have not yet secured a validation partner for the FdA Stitched Textiles, we have written this new course to incorporate Stitched Textiles. This is still a level 4 and level 5 programme, running over two years for the HNC and a further year for the HND, exactly the same as the FdA and will still lead to a BA top-up which we hope to get validated in the future.

This an exciting new development, not only will stitched textiles be on offer, but also print, sculpture, fashion, photography and media. So there will be an opportunity to spread your wings in a variety of different directions or a combination of any of the disciplines. So. Please come and visit us to find out more!