So, what is Reportage Photography anyway?

We are from the heart ©Kat Kotula

We chat to photographer and Central Saint Martins short course tutor Karl Grupe about the art of storytelling through photography and catch up with former students about the benefits the course has made to their own photographic creativity. From conceptual typologies to classical photo essays, the final projects presented by students on the Reportage Photography course… Continue reading So, what is Reportage Photography anyway?

Flash Fiction!

It is that time of year again, when all eyes are on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, and this year it is said to be the best and most confident in years.  Literary prizes such as the Man Booker are certainly inspiring, and here at Central Saint Martins Short Courses, a new creative… Continue reading Flash Fiction!

Ceramics Short Course alumni Maria Gasparian wins MullenLowe Nova Award

Maria Gasparian with her Award Winning Colour Ceramic City

It’s been an interesting journey for Architect Maria Gasparian, who following an inspirational Short Course in Ceramics at Central Saint Martins, subsequently enrolled on an MA in Ceramic Design and graduated with distinction this summer.   Following this she won a MullenLowe Nova Award and Unilever Sustainability Award for her Colour Ceramic City, which aims to… Continue reading Ceramics Short Course alumni Maria Gasparian wins MullenLowe Nova Award

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

And it all began with a weekend Short Course….

Nikki Stark Instagram

We love this article in Love My Dress about Jewellery Designer Nikki Stark, a former Short Course Jewellery Making student at Central Saint Martins. “I took at Saturday course at Central St Martins just over 10 years ago and since then haven’t looked back. I was instantly hooked.” Head over to www.lovemydress.net for the full article and Jewellery Making inspiration!    

INSIDE LOOK: Expressive Painting

Expressive Painting ©Jet

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

Thinking about taking a Jewellery course?

Thinking about taking a Jewellery course, but don’t know what to expect?  Edvvin Charmain completed three Jewellery Short Courses at Central Saint Martins and compiled a fantastic review over on his blog Edvisored.  Thank you Edvisored, we are thrilled that you enjoyed them! Our Jewellery courses run throughout the year and the next available dates are: Jewellery… Continue reading Thinking about taking a Jewellery course?

PPA Exposed! Final Exhibition

Students from the Professional Practice And Academic Portfolio Course (PPA) held their final exhibition earlier this month, with themes focusing on time, memory and family history, self-portraiture, fashion and performance, street portraits, appropriation and collage, repetition and taxonomy.  Speaking about the course, tutor Kathryn Faulkner said: The PPA is targeted at anyone who is passionate about… Continue reading PPA Exposed! Final Exhibition

Guest Blog, Ilga Leimanis: Former CSM Short Course students invited to contribute to book

Creative Sketching Workshop: Inspiration, Tips and Exercises for Sketching on the Move

I was invited to write three chapters / workshops for a new book, Creative Sketching Workshop, by Pete Scully, published in October. It is a great new book of 20 workshops packed with different exercises to try out. There are a total of 12 contributors from around the world: Virginia Hein, James Hobbs, Nina Johansson, Ilga Leimanis, Kumi Matsukawa, Shiho… Continue reading Guest Blog, Ilga Leimanis: Former CSM Short Course students invited to contribute to book

100 years of graphic communication by women at Central Saint Martins

Morag Myerscough

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.