ISCA Summer Programme 2019
This year’s Summer School kicked off with an exploration of landscapes and forms taking inspiration from the ISCA Campus and magnificent surroundings of nearby Windsor Castle. Practical workshops and fun activities gave opportunities to practise a range of skills such as drawing, illustration, painting and crafting. Later in the week, a trip to the famous Tate Modern Gallery and beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral provided yet more ideas.
We welcomed some new students in the second week, the highlight of which was a creative arts research trip to Oxford. The visit to Britain’s prestigious academic city involved observation sketching based on the theme of ‘Time’ at the Pitt Rivers Museum, History of Science Museum and buildings around Radcliffe Camera. Other trips to London included the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum. A series of workshops exercised the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct ideas and imagery into new ideas and experiment with materials across art and design.
The third and final weeks were themed on the ability to reimagine and prepare a range of outcomes for the summer school exhibition. The ISCA tutors led workshops that offered new ways of working from digital art to fashion design or fine art to architecture. Students also visited the prestigious Central Saint Martins College for a private tour of the facilities and guidance on how to prepare a university application. A trip to London’s creative heart around Shoreditch also helped give an alternative view into the vibrant settings of a modern London.
The summer school came to a climax with the final exhibition that recognised just how hard-working, experimental and engaging all students have been over three exciting weeks. All the tutors and staff at ISCA remarked on the great progress and improvement made by all, with some students being awarded for their individual efforts. A final trip to London’s Covent Garden offered more opportunities to see the role of art and design in everyday settings before finally saying ‘goodbye’. We hope all will reflect positively on their creative journey and experiences at the Summer School!