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

INSIDE LOOK: Set Design for Performance

Gary Thorne with his Christmas School 2015, Set Design for Performance Graduates

Set Design for Performance tutor, Gary Thorne studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw, theatre design with Motley and completed an MA in Public Art with UEL. He has worked as a freelance set and costume designer for over twenty years, is the author of ‘Stage Design: A Practical Guide’, ‘Designing Stage Costumes: A Practical Guide’,… Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Set Design for Performance

Reportage Photography Exhibition

© Marlene Beca

Reportage Photography tutor Karl Grupe, led his recent Autumn Term course students into a wonderful end of course Exhibition named Documents, allowing students to present and discuss their work with an audience.  Invited guests were presented with a series of personal photographic essays exploring the relationship between teen self-esteem and dress code, the hidden costs… Continue reading Reportage Photography Exhibition

Thinking about summer already?

Thinking about summer already?  Thinking about studying a Central Saint Martins Short Course?  Check out some of the students we met in summer in 2015 for some insight and inspiration! What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Celine and I’m French but I live in London, working as a General… Continue reading Thinking about summer already?