Art and Design Tour
All year round
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About the tour
This tour is designed to expose, nurture and inspire a students' interest in art and design. During the tour, students will actively participate in a wide range of engaging educational workshops in some of the most iconic creative institutions in the world. Surrounded by inspiration at The National Gallery, students will explore traditional fine art techniques, and learn about colour, light and shape. At the Design Museum, students will explore graphic design and product design by handling products and discussing form and function. Through a series of workshops, students will engage with both contemporary and traditional art, culture and ideas at the Tate Modern and the V & A, gaining advice and practical hands-on experience of working in the creative industries, including opportunities to meet and work with professional artists and designers. Finally, exploring a more urban influence, students will discover the best street art London has to offer on a guided tour through the heart of Shoreditch, before channelling their inspiration to learn and apply modern art techniques like screen printing, graffiti, stencil art and mixed media processes.
Visit The Fashion and Textiles Museum and learn directly from fashion designers.
Handle unique materials and discuss the social obligation of a designer to seek new environmentally friendly materials at the Design Museum.
Participate in programmes designed to give students advice and practical hands-on experience of working in the creative industries and opportunities to meet and work with professional artists, designers and performers.
Work with professional photographers to creat stunning photos with just a smartphone while out on location exploring the vibrant streets of London.
Explore the idea of social activism in art, interpreting recent topical issues such as protest and the environment in workshops led by art educators at the Saatchi Gallery.
Think about art in new ways: considering practice and intention, and articulate how they understand and experience the art at the Royal Academy of Arts.