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Short Courses at Winchester School of Art

Discover, study and explore a range of different art disciplines at one of Winchester School of Art’s short courses. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, our courses and tutors welcome everyone of all ability. All of our short courses run for ten weeks, starting in early January and ending in March. They are all evening courses, typically starting around 6.00pm and ending between 8.00pm-9.00pm. Each course is based on-site at Winchester School of Art.

Our Short Courses

Evening Art Club

The Evening Art Club is for budding artists aged 13-16. The club’s curriculum is designed to allow you the opportunity to study and sample different art disciplines, with workshops exploring a range of different techniques, in a relaxed and fun environment. Evenings will include workshops on video art/editing, explorations in clay, architectural collage, Risograph printing and Adobe Photoshop, introduction to weaving and 2D to 3D drawing and observational skills. The course welcomes students of all ability and skill level. This course includes a small amount of work to be done at home.

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Printmaking and Bookbinding

During this course you will study, explore and experiment with a variety of printmaking and bookbinding techniques in a relaxing, creative environment. Each session will feature both a theoretical and practical element, allowing students to develop a technical understanding of printmaking but also an awareness of the history and artists. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the method and techniques before applying this through development of your own output and artistic practice. Over the duration of the course you will develop your own sketchbook, added to each session, before finally producing your own artists’ book in the final session.

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Jewellery Making and Silversmithing

During this course you will study, explore and experiment with a variety of traditional jewellery making and silversmithing techniques in a relaxing, creative environment. Through demonstrations and guided workshops you will learn techniques including saw piercing, metal working, soldering, wax carving, metal texturing, polishing and more. The course welcomes students with no previous experience and is tailored with beginners in mind. Toward the end of the course you will design and manufacture your own collection of jewellery, utilising the skills you have learnt.

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Booking & Fees

Bookings for the short course are made via the University of Southampton online store, where you will be required to complete some basic information about yourself/the attendee. Please note, in some instances we may also ask you to complete some additional forms once your booking has been made, including but not limited to: photography permission forms and pickup/dropoff details for those aged 16 or less. Each short course has an individual fee which can be found on the specific course page, linked above.

For more information about bookings or for any further information on our short courses please contact Kay May, Director of External Affairs, via

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