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Making Change: Free 6 Week Portfolio Development Course

In need of a change of direction? Want to start a creative Higher Education course next September, but don't have the portfolio to do so? Then come along to Hidden Talent in Devon - Making Change.

This 12 session Short Course has been condensed into six weeks of creativity, offering the chance to get to grips with various artistic media and techniques, and developing a portfolio of work as you go.

Strongly aligned to Fine Art practice, Making Change includes drawing, spin painting, printing, sculpture and more.

As well as developing a personal portfolio, Making Change will support your preparation for higher education interviews by improving your confidence and curatorial language, as well as giving you a helping hand to get your application submitted.

And it's all free! This opportunity is fully funded by the European Social Fund, including all equipment and materials.

You don't need to be the next Van Gogh or Beryl Cook to take part. You just have to bring your enthusiasm and meet the following criteria:

  • I am aged 25+
  • I live in Devon
  • I'm eligible to work in the UK (i.e. I have a National Insurance number)
  • I am considering a return to undergraduate higher education with a creative course. Making Change will improve my readiness and support my application. I am not currently studying a for a creative higher education course, and I have not previously studied for a creative higher education course.
  • I will attend AT LEAST 10 of the sessions listed below (all take place at Plymouth College of Art's undergraduate campus, Tavistock Place.).

OPTIONAL: independent attendance at our Open Day, Saturday 04/01/20

Session 1: Wednesday 08/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 2: Thursday 09/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 3: Wednesday 15/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 4: Thursday 16/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 5: Wednesday 22/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 6: Thursday 23/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 7: Wednesday 29/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 8: Thursday 30/01/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 9: Wednesday 05/02/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 10: Thursday 06/02/20, 10:00-15:00

OPTIONAL: independent attendance at our Open Day, Saturday 08/02/20

Session 11: Wednesday 12/02/20, 10:00-15:00

Session 12: Thursday 13/02/20, 10:00-15:00

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email Project Coordinator Beth at, call +44 (0)1752 203434 ext.614 or call or text +44 (0) 7969 054336.

How can I sign up?
Click here to register.

Please note that places on this course are subject to fulfiling the eligibility criteria above. All courses are subject to participant numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient participant numbers are recruited, and to cancel places on the course if participants do not meet the necessary eligibility criteria.

What: Hidden Talent In Devon - Making Change
When: 8 Jan - 13 Feb 2020, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am-3pm
Where: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT
How much?: FREE!

  • College Event
  • Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT
  • Free