What happens in an Art School? How will coming to Manchester School of Art help me develop a creative practice and how can this progress into a career? What role does an Art Graduate have in the 21st century workplace? How can I build my confidence to be more creative?
Manchester School of Art has a large programme of events for young people across the region to help answer these questions.
Architecture Summer School
For 15 – 18 year olds
5 – 9 August 2019
Working with Carma Masson - architect and owner of multidisciplinary design studio playground; this 5-day Introduction to Architecture Summer School will introduce students to all the basic skills required to pursue a career in architecture in a playful and interactive way. Delivered through a series of day-long workshops, students will be encouraged to apply the skills they learn each day to develop their own unique design project, which they will present at the end of the week.
Skills covered will include: Research, Conceptual Thinking, Sketching, Technical Drawing, Model Making, Presentation Techniques*
The Summer School is intended for anyone considering studying architecture in the future or wanting to develop a portfolio for application to an Undergraduate Course in architecture.
*Please note this is a hands-on course, and will not cover any 2D or 3D computer programmes.
Animation Summer School
For young people in years 8 and 9
5 – 9 August 2019
“Animation is not the art of drawings that move, but the art of movements that are drawn.” – Norman McLaren
Taking inspiration from pioneering, experimental and contemporary animators, Animation Summer School will unleash your creativity and encourage you to bring the inanimate everyday to life.
A week-long programme for young people in year 8 and 9 to learn about moving the world around them.
Cost: £125 including all materials
Time: 10am – 3.30pm every day
Location: Benzie Building
*Please note that this course is primarily practical in nature and will not cover computer-generated animation, but will include some digital editing skills.
Saturday Club is a free weekly club aimed at 13 - 16 year olds interested in art and design, exploring different artistic disciplines and encourage confidence and skills development.
Design LAB Arts Award Programme
Arts Award Programme for 15–18 year olds
This workshop programme will develop the skills of young people interested in creative subjects and enable them to achieve a Silver Arts Award qualification.
During the project you will work towards a Silver Arts Award qualification which is a nationally accredited award in creative activity. Supported by Jasmine Walne, textile artist and accredited assessor from Manchester School of Art, you will get to work with practicing artists, current Man Met staff and students to develop and learn your creative skills.
You will work independently, within teams, collaborate, learn new creative skills, share your ideas, research, take trips and make new work while planning a live event as a team.
Tutors will enable you to develop a project of personal interest and aid your creative ambitions in the lead up to an exciting external event where a celebration for friends and family will highlight the fantastic work you produce on this programme.
This programme will allow you to achieve your creative goals in preparation for further education or employment, alongside making new friends, experiencing a live art school and having lots of fun!
We are not currently recruiting for this course. But if you are interested in attending in the future please contact Elle Simms on email@example.com
Graphic Design Club
The Graphic Design Club at Manchester School of Art is a free project offering young people in school years 9—11 (aged 13—16), ten Saturday morning design classes, starting the 19 January 2019.
To apply for a place or for further information please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Events and Activities—
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7 February 2019
An event for teachers, parents and pupils to find out more about the Creative Careers sector and how studying creative subjects can give you access to a broad range of industries and exciting career opportunities.
Doves of Peace
Over Remembrance weekend (10th and 11th November) we will be installing White Doves of Peace in our shop window space at Marketplace Studios, Stockport to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI. We'd like YOU to be a part of this installation.
Manchester School of Art is working with artist and Maker Gemma Latham to devise creative workshops in which you will explore how Minecraft can be used as a powerful creative tool. Using a Raspberry Pi and Minecraft software you will be introduced to coding and a variety of free software tools for generating and manipulating your Minecraft structures before exploring your designs in the physical world.
In these workshops students will be introduced to the work of a variety of designers using new technology to generate 3D artworks and products as well as being shown examples of Minecraft being used in creative projects.
This course is currently in the planning stages. To be added to our mailing list please sign up here.
Creative Media Camp
23 – 27 July 2018
If you’re aged 14-19, have a passion for the creative arts and are bursting with original ideas, then Creative Media Camp is for you! Reserve your free space now!
This five day workshop enables you to engage with a real business problem from BBC. You will take part in interactive workshops led by top BBC professionals to help build your skills in idea generation, strategy, production, design and pitching, as well as gaining knowledge of how a business works.
Out of Schools
Showcasing the work of schools, colleges and community groups
Since 2007 the Out of Schools exhibition has been showcasing art works from schools, colleges, and community groups in Manchester School of Art’s professional gallery spaces. Exhibitions include work produced from within the creative and cultural sectors to showcase work produced by young people across our city. We provide a platform for the creative achievements of young people in Manchester to be seen, heard, read, played, touched, explored and admired.
If you are a school, college, or creative group who would like to know more about being involved with our Out of Schools exhibition please get in touch with Elle Simms at email@example.com
Visit our blog to see past Out of Schools exhibitions.