Elevate Your Imagination

Are you prepared to embark on a captivating artistic journey that will broaden your horizons and awaken your inner artist? Canford School warmly welcomes aspiring creatives, aged 11 to 15, to join our Art & Design Programan exceptional opportunity to immerse yourselves in the vibrant world of art and design.

It’s a creative haven where your imagination knows no bounds, and where every stroke of the brush, every sculpture, and every digital masterpiece becomes a brushstroke in the canvas of your artistic story. 

At a Glance

  • Price: £3,900
  • Ages: 11-15
  • Course length: 2 Weeks
  • English level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)
  • Starting Dates: 8th & 22nd July 2024
  • Academic Content: 15 Hours of Lessons per Week
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Language Support: Included
  • Location: Canford School
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Our approach to your learning

Ignite Your Artistic Passion

Our program is more than just art—it’s about empowering you to communicate, think critically, and collaborate effectively. Through interactive classes, creative workshops, and exciting group projects, you’ll not only refine your artistic skills but also develop essential life skills for the 21st century.

We believe in the transformative power of art, and our aim is to help you unlock your full creative potential.


What’s Included

✔ Dive into 15 hours of immersive art and design lessons each week, led by experienced subject tutors who are not just teachers but also passionate artists themselves. These classes are a perfect blend of interactive lessons and hands-on projects that will breathe life into your artistic ideas. Whether it’s sketching, painting, sculpting, or experimenting with digital art, you’ll find your creative spirit soaring.

✔ Collaboration is key. Engage in exciting group projects that not only challenge your creative prowess but also encourage you to share your unique perspective with your fellow budding artists. The culmination of your collective creativity is a grand showcase—a moment of pride and accomplishment that you’ll treasure forever.

✔ Step into the fascinating world of art and design through encounters with guest artists and industry experts. Gain insights into their creative processes and discover the diverse realms of artistic expression. These interactions will spark your imagination and inspire you to explore your own unique creative path.

✔ Your creative journey is supported at every turn. Personalized guidance sessions provide a nurturing environment where your creative talents can flourish. Whether you dream of becoming a professional artist or simply want to explore your artistic side, we’re here to help you turn your dreams into reality.

✔ Communication is key in the world of art, and our program doesn’t just stop at nurturing your artistic skills. Throughout your journey, you’ll have numerous opportunities to enhance your English language skills. Whether it’s building an art-related vocabulary or developing the confidence to speak about your artistic creations, we’ve got you covered.

Course Objectives

Over the course of this two-week program, you will:

1. Discover Foundational Art Principles: Delve into the fundamental principles of art and design, including composition, colour theory, and perspective.

2. Explore Diverse Artistic Mediums: Experiment with a wide range of artistic mediums and techniques, from traditional painting and sculpture to digital art.

3. Embrace Creative Expression: Unleash your unique creative voice and refine your personal artistic style.

4. Understand Art’s Cultural Significance: Gain insights into the historical and cultural context of art, deepening your appreciation for artistic endeavours.

5. Build Your Artistic Portfolio: Create a portfolio of your work, showcasing your artistic growth and unique creative vision.

Download the full academic overview and sample timetable

The Time to Shine Project

Throughout the two-week program, you’ll participate in two Time To Shine Projects.

Week One: Artistic Visionaries

In the first week’s “Time to Shine” project, you’ll collaborate with fellow young artists to create original artworks inspired by renowned artistic pioneers. You’ll explore different artistic movements and techniques, creating your masterpieces that pay homage to the greats.

Week Two: Expressive Art Journeys

In the second week’s “Time to Shine” project, you’ll embark on a journey of self-expression. Working together, you’ll design and curate an art exhibition that conveys your personal and shared messages. This interactive installation will allow you to express your thoughts, ideas, and creativity while leaving a lasting impact on your audience.

Join us at Canford School’s Art & Design Program, where creativity knows no bounds, and your artistic journey begins in earnest.

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I wanted to say thank you for these wonderful days that my daughter Martina had. It was an unforgettable experience. Every night she called me to tell me about all her activities and her classes. As a parent, I am very satisfied because the learning she received will be very useful in her future life at the university. Thanks to all your team members for everything.

Esperanza, Parent, Ecuador

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