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School Leavers' Enrolment - Art, Design & Fashion

Art & Design courses start Monday 05 September 2022.

Art, Design & Fashion


Apron or large old shirt to protect your clothes during workshop times (add a name tag)


Here are some suggested books which you may find interesting in supporting your research and understanding of art movements and aesthetics.

  • Ernst Gombrich ‘The Story of Art’
  • Deyan Sudjic ‘The Language of Things’
  • John Berger ‘Ways of Seeing’
  • Matthew Collings ‘This is Modern Art’

Art kit

Equipment will be checked and expect to undertake some practical initial assessments during the first week.

  • Variety of drawing pencils – HB, 2B, 4B and 6B
  • Plastic (hard) rubber
  • Charcoal (Compressed charcoal and willow charcoal)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife & Cutting Mat
  • Hair Spray (fixing artwork)
  • Brushes (synthetic ones for acrylic are fine, some fine: size 1-5 and some large size 10, 12) also some thick house-hold brushes.
  • Palette Knives (plastic OK)
  • Acrylic paints –  primary colours and black and white (students tend to use more white so you may need twice as much)
  • 30cm metal ruler, Pencil sharpener, A4 ring binder, Writing pad paper, PVA white glue, glue sticks
  • String, scrap paper, magazines, etc
  • Masking tape
  • Watercolour tin
  • A USB stick or SD card (at least 64GB)
  • External hard drive
  • A4 & A3 Sketchbook
  • A5 plain drawing pad for each project
  • A3/A2 Plastic Portfolio (to carry work in)
  • Tracing paper
  • Cartridge paper
  • Canvases: (on cardboard are cheaper)

Equipment for Graphics & Photography

  • Digital Camera or Mobile Phone camera
  • Video editing access: on computer: Adobe Premier, Imovie, Lightworks, or smartphone: iMovie, Quik, Filmorago

During some specialist blocks, you may be asked to purchase more specialist materials such as small amounts of silver for jewellery or specialist materials for fashion and textiles.

Work Experience

Click here for Work Experience information. Potential providers: The Art Shop Skipton, Craven Arts, Thornton Hall Farm, Craven Council, North Star Printers.

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