Sat Ages 11 to 14 Portfolio Development (At Bute House), 10:00 – 12:00 | 14 Sep – 14 Dec



This Portfolio Development course, running in the Autumn Term 2019, is for learners between the ages of 11 and 14.

Times and Duration

This course runs every Saturday from 10am to 12noon during term time, starting on 21st September 2019.  There is a break at half term. The schedule can be found on our Term Timetable (please see Term Time & Holidays link above). Each class is two hours long.

What we do

Portfolio Development is a Young Art Studio course specifically designed for students wishing to develop a diverse art portfolio towards their Holland Park Exams, applications for art scholarships or GCSEs. Learners in this course will work across a diverse range of art media, with drawing at the core.

This course explores a different theme each term, utilising a wide range of  materials. We teach and encourage the development of the artistic process; including research, experimentation, skills and ideation. The central focus is on the core drawing and observational skills of students, which we believe are hugely important to the development of their visual language.

The Portfolio Development course employs a high tutor to student ratio, to ensure that each student and their specific needs are catered for. In addition to drawing, students are exposed to and able to use our pottery facilities, explore printmaking and use the etching machine. The course aims are to expose young people to the widest range possible of the materials and equipment available, to facilitate the creative process and fire up their imaginations.

At the end of each term, students will go home with a portfolio documenting the research that they have done, their experimentation, the skills they’ve developed and ideas they’ve conceptualised, as well as a final project consisting of a large-scale print or sculpture.

The venue

This course is run, taught and organised by Kite Studios, however the venue is the Drama Room at Bute House School, Luxemburg Gardens, Hammersmith, London W6 7EA.

Included in the price

The course price is inclusive of all materials (and firings for work in clay).

Try one class

At Kite Studios we offer the opportunity for each learner to try one class in a course before deciding if he or she would like to join us for the remainder of the term.

Joining once the term has commenced

Provided that there is availability, learners can join the course at any point in the term (except at the final week, when we have our show and share event). If joining once the term has commenced, please get in touch to book, as the price will be adjusted to reflect the number of classes remaining in the course. The price is calculated at £22 per class, multiplied by the number of classes remaining to the end of term. Please note that it is not possible to attend this course on a drop in basis. The course prices listed on our site are for the entire duration of the term.

Who teaches the course

The Portfolio Development course at Bute House is taught by Nadine Fletcher.

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