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Courses are typically single-subject paths of study that can serve a variety of purposes, from preparing a student for a degree program to developing career skills. They can range in length from a few days to more than a year. Students often qualify with a high school diploma or equivalent work experience. A university or college may determine other prerequisites.

An individual who is artistically inclined or interested in exploring art further more may wonder, what are courses in creative arts? Each course focuses on any one of a variety of techniques, including sculpture, weaving, ceramics, pottery, and artifact restoration. Students could learn how to create art using hands-on approaches or study the theories behind using various mediums. Skill levels can vary, with courses specifying beginner or advanced.

Creative arts students tend to learn technical skills, adaptability, and the art of presentation. With new techniques, artists may find a larger audience for their art, and adaptability can allow them to either follow trends or set their own. Having skill in presentation helps artists effectively display or sell their work.

The price of an individual course in creative arts can differ depending on where the school is located and the duration of the course. Students may also need to pay materials fees, which will vary based on the subject of the class.

Graduates of creative arts courses often find their artistic careers buoyed by their newfound knowledge. Popular careers include fine artist, independent business owner, and designer for a particular market, such as jewelry. Quality photographers may find a ready market in businesses looking to enhance their websites or walls. Individuals could also find employment as museum curators, book illustrators, or art teachers.

The creative arts often benefit from in-person, hands-on courses, but this isn’t always the case. There may be online options available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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9 Results in Creative Arts

British Academy of Jewellery

During this course, you will be introduced to London’s vibrant Jewellery Industry and the wealth of cultural resources available to you in the city. The course will take ... [+]

During this course, you will be introduced to London’s vibrant Jewellery Industry and the wealth of cultural resources available to you in the city. The course will take place in part at the BAJ where you will be immersed in the workshops surrounded by tools and materials used to create jewelry and in part out and about on organized walks and tours to a variety of museums and cultural organizations.While in BAJ’s workshops you will gain an in-depth understanding of technical terms and language used in the jewelry industry.

Description:

Introduction to the London Jewellery Quarter – Hatton Garden Visit the renowned jewelry collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum Experience London In-depth exploration of technical jewelry related terms and vocabulary ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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1 week
Campus
British Academy of Jewellery

During this course in wax carving practice and casting theory for jewelry, you will be introduced to a range of carving techniques and casting knowledge. You will gain fi ... [+]

During this course in wax carving practice and casting theory for jewelry, you will be introduced to a range of carving techniques and casting knowledge. You will gain first-hand experience of wax carving as applied by jewelers and will be supported with the creation of a bracelet link suitable for casting.

Topics covered:

Understanding types of wax Preparing wax for carving Carving techniques Preparing and finishing wax for casting Casting theory Understanding shrinkage Understanding surface defects in castings

Level: Beginners

Entry Requirements: None

Materials to be brought to course:

Sketchbook Pencils Eraser

Dress code:

Hairband (if you have long hair) Sensible footwear (no open toe sandals) Sensible clothing (no skirts or dresses, clothing to protect your skin in the workshop) ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 week
Campus
Accademia Riaci

You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay. ... [+]

You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay.

Instructors

Professors have participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Along with their decades of experience as pottery professionals, they also teach with enthusiasm to students. They have participated to various international exhibitions, with buyers from Italy and abroad. In their atelier they produce objects of high artistic value and full of poetic sensibility, taking inspirations from natural elements, fantastic landscapes, imaginary animals, with simple lines and solid sense of colors.

2 weeks

Tuition Fee + Accommodation, etc.: €2,600... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Part-time
2 - 12 weeks
Campus
Palazzo Spinelli Group

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of ceramics and glass. Over 60% ... [+]

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of ceramics and glass. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]

Italy Florence
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Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro

The "Collaborative Creative Processes" course seeks to free the public from pre-established concepts in relation to creativity by presenting possibilities for thinking, w ... [+]

Because?

To develop in students 21st century skills through project practice, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, among others.

For whom?

For entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and students from diverse disciplines, the course is intended for all who seek to live a life with greater creative freedom.

How is it?

The "Collaborative Creative Processes" course seeks to free the public from pre-established concepts in relation to creativity by presenting possibilities for thinking, while encouraging the breakdown of the main creative barriers using a variety of tools in a practical workshop.

In a world where technology and information are increasingly available, creativity has become more than a major differentiator for the job market, and is indispensable to remain relevant in the Age of Knowledge.... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
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Portuguese,Portuguese (Brazil)
Part-time
3 months
Campus
Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses

This course has been specifically designed for young students who have a keen interest in art, design and media who wish to develop their artistic talents. Over two weeks ... [+]

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MONDAY 15th JUNE – FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST 2020 (2 WEEKS) Ages 14-17&TUESDAY 27th JULY – FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST 2020 (2 WEEKS) Ages 13-14

Drawing Illustration Graphic Design Fashion Digital Photography 3D Design / ModelMaking Animation Print Making Mixed Media Adobe Packages Portfolio Preparation

This course has been specifically designed for young students who have a keen interest in art, design and media who wish to develop their artistic talents. Over two weeks, the summer school delivers an exciting hands-on course, that combines creative teaching with stimulating workshops and practical sessions so that students can explore creative pathways and develop skills for their future. You will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of arts subjects, giving you the chance to explore your own creative style and your understanding of the creative process, from idea development to finished piece.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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Part-time
2 weeks
Campus