I started the drawing course feeling very nervous, as this was my first drawing course in many many years. Chris the tutor was fantastic he was very supportive to everyone. He has a wonderful way of explaining and helping you to see the beauty in your work. I learned a lot about different aspects of drawing and found I began to relax and let my creativity come through. I particularly loved the life drawing and learning about different artists as well as working alongside and collaborating with the other people on the course. I would definitely recommend this course to everyone even if like me you don’t feel you have the ability. It’s well worth it ! Very sad when the course ended. Thanks Chris.
I went into this course slightly nervous having not drawn properly since school …. 34 years ago. I’ve come out of the course with confidence, a love of drawing again and a feeling of it does not matter what you do or how it looks at the end of the day it is fun, relaxing, thought provoking and interesting. Chris immediately put us at ease. He encouraged, made us laugh, the group bonded because of it and at the end of the last session we were all extremely sad to finish and ended up in the pub! I can’t recommend NTU and this short course enough. Chris was a fantastic teacher. What do I do now on a Monday evening??
This course was very disappointing. The description & exercises looked excellent & the bronze award and good review encouraged me to enrol. I now see the previous review was written three years ago & the course has changed since then. This recent course was poorly organised & the instructions were confusing. I believe there are structured & inspirational ways to teach this subject matter, even though it’s not as easily defined.
Response from Nottingham Trent University:Hi. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the course this summer. It’s one that has run in the past over five Saturdays very successfully (this was the first time we tried it as part of our intensive summer programme). We had good feedback from some students, but because we’re always looking at ways to improve our offer we are considering aiming this existing course at beginners (with some adjustments), and designing something that might appeal to a more experienced audience in the future.
I had a fab week on this course during the summer. Jason was an excellent tutor - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I was able to create a wide range of ceramics, using traditional methods and new technology. There was freedom on the course to explore any direction that you wanted to go on, using the vast array of state of the art equipment at NTU.
I really enjoyed the week, I learnt loads and enjoyed having the time and freedom to play and explore. The amount we got to make and the materials we used certainly made it excellent value for money. I would wholeheartedly recommend.
Brilliant course. I enjoyed how thorough our tutor was in making sure we were happy. The schedule was well-defined, and I was able to get a large amount of work done that I am more than happy with. This has made me consider the MA Illustration course taught by the same tutor.
I really enjoyed the structure of the course – it really focussed my ideas! And the tutor is very passionate about what she does.