Entering it’s final two weeks, Craftsmanship Alone Is Not Enough celebrates Ceramics and it’s teaching at Central Saint Martins for over 100 years.
Today it is one of the two remaining ceramic specialist degree courses in the United Kingdom, and the only one with an emphasis on design.
Mixing together work by alumni and current staff and students, Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough celebrates this rich history, demonstrating how the course continues its role as leader in material and design education now and onwards into the next 100 years.
The exhibition will run until 11 February at Lethaby Gallery, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA
It’s that time of year again when students of Central Saint Martins Reportage Photography Short Course present their final projects in an exhibition session entitled Documentaries.
With invited questions and crits from the audience, the process will often tease out a depth of analysis and reflexive qualities that only a q+a and exhibition can. “The more a student engages in the practice of presentation the more they evolve in terms of developing the finer points behind the understanding of their own work and process” said course tutor Karl Grupe.
With upcoming dates throughout the year, the exhibition will also be a great opportunity for any prospective Reportage Photography students to speak with current students and the tutor directly.
Topics included in the exhibition are:
a ethnographic visual study of location and fear
a photo essay on old age and sport
a photo essay interpreting rush hour and Londons Underground
a personal collection of images on the mythology of nostalgia at Coney Island USA
an investigation into how London’s parks contribute to our well being
The exhibition will take place from 6.30pm – 8.30pm and is a great opportunity for you to find out more about this exciting course at Central Saint Martins.
The annual Foundation Show opens this week! The exhibition showcases work from students across the five curriculum areas: 3-Dimensional Design and Architecture | Fashion and Textiles | Fine Art | Graphic and Communication Design | Performance Design and Practice
Today Central Saint Martins opens its doors to the public for a ‘Displaced Artist’s’ exhibition and auction with all proceeds going to Charities in Calais and Europe helping refugees with therapeutic and legal aid.
Organised by the student led initiative Part of Us, student, staff and alumni will be showcased and auctioned alongside donated pledges.
Exhibition opens at 5pm, talks from our partner charities from 6pm, with the live & silent auction from 7pm
Open to all UAL students and the public, this is a unique chance to walk away with artwork such as David Shillinglaw’s Kapow. In addition to the selected artworks, a series of pledges have been donated ranging from luxury beach-side escapes – including 34-foot sailing yacht in Valencia, to an Art Deco style boat in the beautiful Discovery Bay Marina, Lantau Island, Hong Kong – award winning jewellery, cocktail and dance classes. Also up for auction is a complete tour of Central Saint Martins’ Head of College, Jeremy Till’s eco straw bale house.
Full details of the auction and exhibition can be found on the UAL website
In her new book, Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles, Central Saint Martins tutor Laura Baker describes how the combination of new digital technologies and traditional craftsmanship are putting laser cutting at the cutting edge of Textile Design. The book contains instructions for 14 original designs that you can try at home to develop your skills in Laser Cutting.
Laser Cutting has become more readily available through small-scale bureau and you can create designs using vector-based software on your computer at home. All of the designs in Laser Cutting for Fashion And Textiles use Adobe Illustrator but you can also use SketchUp, Rhino, AutoCAD and other vector-based software to make your own designs.
Laser cutting machines create a concentrated beam of light that is capable of cutting through an amazing amount of different materials including (but not limited to) fabric, glass, plastic, ceramics and wood. You can use laser cutting to cut areas out of your material or to mark the surface in different ways and on different scales depending on your creative idea. This process is not limited to Textile Design and these ideas and processes can be applied to all areas of art and design.
Some of Laura’s designs are currently on display in Real Dirty Blue, an exhibition about the playful and innovative approaches taken to Textile Design at CSM. The exhibition is on at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins until 1 April 2016.
Thursday 10 March Central Saint Martins Short Courses: Demystifying Drawing – 2pm
Guy Noble will show you how a good understanding of the basics of drawing can open up a whole new creative world. Whether you’re a beginner, looking to pick up an old interest or wanting to start serious art study this glimpse into his Introduction to Drawing course shows an exciting and dynamic way of teaching a timeless subject. Find out how your signature can improve your life drawing or how making 10 dots can help you see differently.
Friday 11 March Central Saint Martins Short Courses: The Creative Spark – 2pm
Ilga Leimanis presents an experimental one-hour workshop exploring the creative process. Starting with the memory of a favourite work from the fair, we will use drawing, 2D and 3D paper craft, and mixed media, to play with making changes to the initial source, through a simple and fun process.
Sunday 13 March Sofa Sessions: Art and Interior Styling – 3pm
Tara Larkin offers an introductory workshop with guidance and tips for choosing and displaying art in interiors, particularly the home. The session includes a short tour of the fair to see and discuss examples.
Also pick up one of our flyers to receive your exclusive Central Saint Martins Short Course discount code!
These Open Days are an opportunity for prospective applicants to meet the course lecturer, ask questions, find out more about the course, see the facilities and get a taste of the creative atmosphere at Central Saint Martins.
Following the tremendous success of last year’s experimental music event we are happy to announce Metaphonica II a night of musical experimentation, noise, music, sound and silence. Art schools have long been the breeding ground for the bands of the future and Metaphonica considers the relationship between contemporary art and musical excess.
18+ only FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 2016 7pm – 11pm
Public tickets – £5 | UAL staff and students – £3
This is an 18+ only event. Visit the Platform Theatre website to book your ticket and head to the Facebook page to register your interest.
Metaphonica Curator Dan White discusses Metaphonica and where it all began over on CSM News
Have you ever wondered who drew the first Paddington Bear or designed the first TFL Poster – look no further than 100 yrs of visual communication by women at CSM – an exhibition taking place at The Crossing Window Galleries of Central St Martins from the 16 February to 23 March 2016.