“The first part of the course was all sorts of awesome stuff. We did life drawing, mark making in drawing, book binding, lino cuts and screen printing.

For the second part of the course, you can really choose what you want to do, for me that’s screen printing. I’d never really done screen printing before, I didn’t have access to such nice materials.

I’m from Amsterdam. I’d just finished high school and I wanted to take a gap year and sort of combine travel abroad with something in the direction of art and design.

I had a look on google for courses that lasted a few months. I came across this course, which sounded nice, because it did a lot of different subjects. After this I’m going to go back to the Netherlands to study industrial design.

I love the beach here. It’s so close to my house and I’ve met really nice people here, especially on the international programme. “