Short Course and BA Fashion tutor Esme Young judges on the Great British Sewing Bee!

Central Saint Martins Short Course tutor Esme Young is back on our screens tonight as judge in The Great British Sewing Bee. Esme will be teaching our Swimwear and Lingerie Workshop this summer, as well as our highly regarded Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professional Course that starts in July. Catch Esme on your… Continue reading Short Course and BA Fashion tutor Esme Young judges on the Great British Sewing Bee!

INSIDE LOOK: Millinery Workshop

On the first day students learn to block felt in a variety of shapes

Judy Bentinck is a London based couture milliner with an international client base and is one of the tutors on our Millinery Workshop.  We chat to Judy about her course, advice for breaking into the millinery world and Royal Ascot! Who is your workshop targeted at and what should students expect to leave with by… Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Millinery Workshop

GUEST BLOG: Alison Branagan on the Routes to Business Success

Alison's students outside Central Saint Martins, Granary Square

Alison Branagan is an author and visual arts consultant and also teaches business, entrepreneurship and self-promotion courses for Creatives at Central Saint Martins Short Courses. Students who have attended Alison’s courses have gone on to set up innovative, experimental and commercial companies. We therefore asked Alison to give us more insight to the different routes of  business success… Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Alison Branagan on the Routes to Business Success

CSM Short Courses Easter School!

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Students travel from all over the world to study Short Courses at Central Saint Martins. We meet students who are changing career, preparing for a degree, beginners, enthusiasts, experimenters, and everyone in between. We spoke to some of our Easter School students about their Short Courses and why they chose to study with us What’s your… Continue reading CSM Short Courses Easter School!

INSIDE LOOK: Expressive Painting

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Ewa Gargulinska is the tutor of Expressive Painting and Imagination in Painting at Central Saint Martins Short Courses.  She is an internationally recognised Polish artist and the author of Poems. Her private collectors include Arthur Sackler (founder of the new wings to the Royal Academy in London and Metropolitan Museum in New York), Jeremy Irons… Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Expressive Painting

Guest Blog: Giulio Mazzarini on the art of Food Photography

Giulio Mazzarini is an Italian creative director and photographer, with a masters degree in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins, UAL. Based in London since 1998 and teaching the popular Reportage Photography short course at CSM since 2009, he is launching our first ever Food Photography short course this coming August. You may be wondering why… Continue reading Guest Blog: Giulio Mazzarini on the art of Food Photography

Guest Blog, Elise Valmorbida: The first creative writing course at CSM Short Courses…

When I proposed ‘Fact or Fiction’ to Central Saint Martins in 1997, the response was “we’re better known for our visual side, but let’s offer it and see what happens”. My first course was sold out, and nearly all my courses since then have been too. Lucky me! I love teaching and I truly believe… Continue reading Guest Blog, Elise Valmorbida: The first creative writing course at CSM Short Courses…

The Letterpress Trend

Graphic Design Portfolio students exploring the CSM Letterpress Workshop

In recent years there has been a resurgence in hands-on graphic design techniques with designers using old craft techniques in new and exciting ways; the latest trend is letterpress! The Letterpress Workshop in Central Saint Martins Kings Cross building is equipped for hand composition and letterpress printing; it includes two proof presses, platen presses and… Continue reading The Letterpress Trend

Laser Cutting the Edge of Textile Design

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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… Continue reading Laser Cutting the Edge of Textile Design

Student Review: Total Drawing

Angelica Salvia is a recent graduate of our Total Drawing course, taught by Ilga Leimanis.  We had a chat to Angelica about her experience on the course and how it has benefitted her career and personal development Why did you choose to study Total Drawing? I chose the Total Drawing course because I needed to… Continue reading Student Review: Total Drawing