Silver Arts Award: Day 3 Summer Fashion School London

A tour of the prestigious Central Saint Martins college of art to learn more about future career and training opportunities, followed by an afternoon in the studio.

Silver Arts Award: Day 3 Summer Fashion School London

Central Saint Martins is one of the most prestigious art colleges in the world, and is one of 6 colleges which make up the University of the Arts London. ual:The tour included looking at the jewellery, ceramics, woodwork and metalwork rooms and before heading upstairs to see the fashion and knit workshops.  

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Vast rooms and rooms filled with sewing and knitting machines made if feel more like a factory than college but it was interesting to see all the mannequins in various stages.  I also liked seeing the hand and digital looms side by side. Val explained having a good knowledge of IT and Photoshop is now essential for students, so they can to take maximum advantage of all the courses have to offer.  She said the 1-year Foundation Course in Art & Design is very popular and gives people a chance to try different art, design, screen, communication, fashion, media and performing arts disciplines.  It gives young people get a chance to discover what they are good at and enjoy, as well as building up a portfolio of work.  It’s also free for UK residents under 19 years old.  https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/3d-design-and-product-design/pre-degree-courses/foundation-diploma-in-art-and-design-csm 

My favourite part of the tour was the library.  It is very big, but it is so much more than just books and every issue of Vogue magazines; they have a sample library.  There is a whole section stuffed with samples of fabrics, metals, chains, leathers, woods and experimental textiles. Fascinating.
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Next stop Kensington & Chelsea College, my base for the rest of the week. Today’s challenge is to learn how to thread and use a sewing machine.

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Evie Wildish

Evie Wildish

I've completed my Bronze Award and am now working towards my Silver Award. I love art, painting, drawing, science and reading. I think I would like to be a graphic designer when I am older.

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  • Luke Taylor

    On 7 August 2018, 09:35 Luke Taylor Voice Reporter commented:

    UAL must be an incredible place - I'm so jealous you got to go there!

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