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Summer School 2024

By 2nd July 2024July 9th, 2024No Comments

Summer School

An unparalleled blend of creative arts and leadership development.  Free course for young women (16-22) in and around the Nailsworth area.

Attention aspiring female artists! Our exciting Summer School in August offers an unparalleled blend of creative arts and leadership development. Over four weeks, you’ll engage with renowned women photographers, delve into exciting modules, and gain invaluable studio experience in our Nailsworth atelier to create personal projects and tell your story.

Want to explore creativity on your terms? Choose your adventure? Our 4-week programme offers a variety of independent modules. Sign up for all or just the ones you love. No experience required. All materials provided and it’s all free!

When and Where?

Module 1: Ideas Generation

  • Photography for metaphor and meaning
  • Conveying myth and mysticism
  • Images onto textiles
  • Emotional expression through photography
Module 2: Sustainability

  • Alien landscapes and ecology
  • How sustainable are alternative processes?
  • Projects from 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth
  • SCOBY-lab, bio-art and process-oriented art
Module 3: Photography & Protest

  • Fun with Fluxus
  • Women’s Workshop and queer zines
  • Zine making and book-binding
  • Photo-manifesto textile montage
Module 4: Collecting & Curating

  • Making record images – photographing the Collection
  • Curating the archive
  • Delving into the archive
  • Starting your own collection
  • Produce a mini-exhibition

What to expect

Each module offers an introduction to using Canon cameras and you will have use of them for the duration of the course. Each week we’ll be looking at a different theme and some of the women artists working in these areas.  The sessions will combine research and theory with lots of practical opportunities to have a go with different techniques and equipment from the process-oriented art using a SCOBY to hot press and sublimation techniques for using photo-montage for the basis of textile protest banners.

Register your interest using the form below – all sessions are free!

Open Access  – Wednesdays from 7th August

Our open access sessions are designed to facilitate your ideas, building on the knowledge gained on the course. We can help you develop your own project, whether that’s for you personally or your portfolio. We encourage you to explore difficult topics and will point you in the direction of Heroines’ objects from our collection who have explored similar concepts! Thanks to Canon and donors of equipment, we have DSLR cameras, backdrops/lighting, art supplies galore and machinery to make art prints, scan 35mm film, stencil screen prints, sublimation printing onto fabrics, use of Adobe software and so on.  There is also an opportunity to collaborate with other like minded people your own age on projects, which we think is super exciting.

Free Summer School Modules in August 2024(Required)
Please select the sessions you're interested in attending

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Canon Young People Programme