Dear teachers of Art and Design,
We are writing to let you know about our art, design and architecture summer schools which we think might be of interest to your students thinking about applying to arts-based higher education.
The summer schools are taught by a diverse group of professional artists, architects, and designers who have been working with our organisation Ada projects for a number of years. These two-week intensive courses act as a springboard towards Foundation or BA level courses in art, design, and architecture. This year we will be holding our practical, project-based summer schools in London, France, and Warsaw. These courses provide an intensive period for portfolio preparation and the opportunity for students to refine their visual ideas.
Our approach to each student ‘s creative development is unique in that the students are engaged in active critical debate with professionals in their field, working alongside them to develop ideas for project briefs. The briefs range from real-world creative problem-solving to collaborative arts projects, all involving practical building-making, as well as critical thinking and the re-evaluation of ideas for best presentation.
We have structured the courses to enable all students to progress to BA degrees in Architecture, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Film, Product Design and Textiles.
I hope that this might be of interest to your students considering a career in the creative industries. We have an upcoming exhibition in May, which we hope you can attend the opening of, or visit during its duration. Ada Projects holds regular events, talks and screenings, so we hope you can attend sometime in the future to see the range of activities we are engaged in.
With best wishes,