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Posted 12.12.18

Making Change - a free, 12 week portfolio development short course

By Beth Pyner
Are you in need of a change of direction in the New Year?  Do you dream of quitting the job and going to art school? Is your lack of a portfolio holding you back?

If this sounds like you (and you’re aged 28+), Hidden Talent in Devon at Plymouth College of Art is offering a twelve week course called Making Change, which will help you develop a portfolio, as well as the confidence to take that leap and return to Higher Education. And it’s free - fully funded by the European Social Fund.

Making Change offers the chance to get to grips with various artistic media and techniques, developing a portfolio of work as you go.

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

As well as developing a personal portfolio, the course will support your preparation for Higher Education application and interviews, by improving your confidence and curatorial language. And if you’re not quite there yet, plenty of advice will be available; from which course is right for you, to mock interviews.

If this isn’t enough, you will also have the opportunity to create an independent project. Making Change will take place on Thursdays, 10am-3pm, from 10 January to 4 April 2019.

Making Change will be delivered by artist and maker Graham Guy-Robinson. Graham exhibits nationally and internationally and has had work selected for and exhibited at: Jerwood Sculpture Prize; National Sculpture Prize (winner); Spitalfields Public Art Programme, London; Royal Society Sculptors; and he was an invited artist at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Graham also has a wealth of experience in delivering short courses and has personally developed Making Change for the Hidden Talent in Devon project. Wherever you’re coming from, you’ll be in safe hands.

For more information about this course and to book your free place, click here. 

Hidden Talent in Devon is an exciting project that enables people from a range of backgrounds to access creative workshops and learn new skills to support their employability, self-employment or progression to further study.

  • Fully funded by the European Social Fund, Hidden Talent in Devon workshops are being offered to participants for free. To keep up to date with activities on the project, join the mailing list here.
  • If you have any questions about Making Change or about Hidden Talent in Devon in general, contact Project Coordinator Beth Pyner at