Art & Design Studio
MES Art & Design Studio
Whether you are a complete beginner, practising artist or simply enjoy experimenting with new media and exploring your inner creativity the MES Art and Design Studio has a course for you. Facilitated by an experienced practitioner, the MES Art and Design Studio offers bespoke practical, historical and critical courses and workshops to suit your interests, needs and approaches – both representational and abstract; observational and interpretative.
Art and Design Examination support, including GCSE, A’ Level and IB Visual Arts is also available at MES, along with sketchbook and portfolio development for college and university entrance and seasonal craft workshops.
The MES Art and Design Studio also offers therapeutic workshops and courses, focusing on emotion regulation and cathartic self-expression. These workshops and courses focus on your needs and offer support in a mindful environment with no value judgements; the programme can include sessions exploring your birth experience and autism through art.
According to need, the Art and Design workshops and courses are available one-to-one and in small groups, at the Art & Design Studio, in exhibition spaces and galleries or out and about in the landscape/environment.
Practical Workshops and Courses
Practical workshops and courses focus on the development of technique and personal expression and encompass all visual approaches and genres. Available media include: Water-colours, Acrylics, Soft/Oil Pastels, Silk painting, Mixed Media, Inks, Collage, Pencil Drawing, Charcoal, Photography, Wire sculptures and Plaster-casting.
Art History Workshops and Courses
Art History workshops and courses focus on the main art movements of the 20th Century including Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Arte Povera, Conceptual Art, Kinetic Art, Minimalism, Op and Pop Art. These movements are explored through lectures, discussions and museum/gallery visits. Course participants can explore these salient points in art history through writing, presentation or by making their own 2D or 3D artwork.
Critical Workshops and Courses
Critical workshops and courses focus on your ability to critically analyse your own artwork and interpret the work of your favourite artists and designers. Looking at the historical context of work, these courses and workshops break down the principles of art, including rhythm, balance, emphasis, proportion, gradation, harmony, variety and movement; enabling you to develop your art vocabulary and speak or write about content, form, mood, process, composition, media and techniques with increased knowledge and confidence.