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Pop Art

  • Ages: 13-16
  • Term: Summer
  • Length: 8 weeks

Overview

In this highly stylistic course young artists aged 13-16 will explore the world of Pop Art and discover why the style became one of the most recognisable art forms of today.

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What you need to know

When does it run?

Summer term 2024

Saturday 6 April – 25 May 2024

Summer term 2025

Saturday 26 April – 14 June 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?

09.30-12.30

Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring artists aged 13-16.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email saturdayartschool@aub.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?

2024: £219

2025: £239

What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks do not contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables are not brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB will not be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

This fun and exploratory course has been designed for aspiring artists aged 13-16. They’ll unleash their imaginations and explore the potential of their own creativity within the world of Pop Art and discover why the style became one of the most recognisable art forms of today.

On this course, your young artist will explore and examine the ground-breaking alternative Pop Art movement and generate artwork inspired by pop-culture using a wide variety of materials, techniques and methods. They'll gain an understanding of traditional and contemporary Pop Art, mixing innovative and traditional techniques, with particular emphasis on items connected to their lives including current cultural influences and trends.

Taking reference from familiar, low cost, objects that they use, experience and see around them every day, your young artist will incorporate their personal interpretation of modern culture into their artwork. Either altered or in their original forms, they can develop the meaning of mainstream social images such as commercial items, celebrity culture, magazines, brand names and logos, road signs, comic books, product merchandising, and more.

Focusing on Pop Art’s defining characteristics, our young artists will journey through recognisable imagery and bright colours using both analogue and digital techniques. This will include a combination of traditional and digital techniques; printmaking, mixed-media collage and painting, photography and photoshop, all mixed with humour and maybe, even a tad of irony and satire, pointing occasionally on consumerism.

Our young Pop Artists will experience and explore the potential of their own creativity and vision using a wide range of materials that can even enhance portfolios and coursework.

This course has been designed especially for young artists that are seeking to develop and mature their independent skills and advance their own creative journey through the genre of Pop Art to express their unique visual voice.

  • Discover the world of Pop Art and its defining features
  • Explore a range of materials and different processes that can be applied to Pop Art practices
  • Get to grips using a range of professional tools, equipment, and studio environments
  • Contemporary design
  • Generate ideas for contemporary Pop Art designs
  • Experiment with different digital and analogue techniques, including printmaking, mixed-media collage and painting, photography and photoshop
  • Develop their personal style

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Have a solid understanding of Pop Art as a genre and its associated style elements
  • Understand how to use a range of professional tools safely and effectively
  • Be able to use a range of different art materials and understand which materials best suit their intentions
  • Have developed a variety of traditional and contemporary design techniques
  • Understand issues surrounding sustainability and the environment
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Untap their potential and talent
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist's tutor

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper is an artist and teacher with a wide and varied practice that bridges the gap between digital and traditional art forms.

Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could further their art skills, continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects or look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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Please read our terms and conditions carefully before booking your young artist onto our Saturday Art School courses.

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Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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