Sat Ages 11 to 14 Portfolio Development (At Bute House) (Trial Class) 10:00 – 12:00

From: £22.00


This class in the Portfolio Development course is for learners between the ages of 11 and 14. The course runs in the Autumn Term 2019.

Times and Duration

This trial class is two hours long. The course runs every Saturday from 10am till 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).

Try one class

This is a one-off trial class for the Portfolio Development course. It is an opportunity for each learner to try one class to help decide whether they would like to join us for the rest of the term. The trial class can be seen as an introduction to the activities that will be covered in the course over the term.

You can book a trial class at any point in the term (except at the final week, when we have our show and share event). Only one trial class is allocated for each learner per term in this course. It is not possible to attend this course on a drop-in basis.

What we do

The Portfolio Development course is 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.

Students in this course explore 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 trial class price is inclusive of all materials.

Who teaches the class

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