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Bridge House Art Portfolio Course exhibition 2023


It is hard to believe that here we are, another year later, presenting work from our portfolio course student exhibition. This years students were another wonderful group; some from the Ullapool locality others from all over the UK, each of them focused, engaged and supporting of each other. There were tears of joy and frustration and there were barriers of all descriptions broken through, but most of all, it was fun! We hope you enjoy their work.

This course is unique to the west coast of Scotland and offers the student an opportunity to study in an intimate and stimulating environment. It is designed for people who wish to gain access to degree study at art school or would like to study art at a deeper level. Many mature students have used this course as a sabbatical or as a chance to develop a new direction in their lives. The course offers excellent studio facilities for up to twelve students ensuring a personal input in a creative and supporting environment.

As the course is short, delivering two, eight week terms, it is structured and intensively taught, covering all aspects of what is required of a portfolio. The first term is structured such that the students are given the basics of artistic experimentation covering a wide variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, life drawing, artists book-making and 3D subjects such as small sculpture and textiles.

The use of sketchbooks is encouraged as an essential element to personal development and as such, forms a critical part in the students visual research. The history of art is taught in direct relation to the course structure giving students a clear context in which to place their work. A project is set towards the end of the first term to help students develop a critical response to their own work and to that of chosen artists.

We are now accepting applications for the course commencing 28th October 2024. If you are at all interested in finding out more about this course, please get in touch as places are always in demand.

Course timetable: 28th October 2024 - 9th March 2025 (including end of course exhibition) 
(Mid course break 20th December 2024 - 12th January 2025)
Full time, 16 weeks (2 x 8week terms). Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Course Tutors: Eleanor White, Kittie Jones and selected visiting tutors
Course fees: £4,500.00 Incl VAT*

To find out more or to apply for the course, please go to the Portfolio Course page

*Assisted Places available, please see Portfolio course page for details

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