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Photography & Sketching Summer Course in Cambridge Ages 13-15

Cambridge Summer School 2020
Also in Oxford

Part of the NEW PERSPECTIVES Programme

Study Photography and Sketching with our Cambridge Summer School 2020. In this Photography and Sketching course students practise their artistic skills in a number of practical sessions, learning about different practical aspects in addition the theoretical concepts surrounding different artistic schools, all in the beautiful setting of Cambridge.

2 or 4 weeks | Available July - August 2020

  • Residential in historic buildings in Cambridge
  • An inspiring photography and sketching course taught by experts.
  • 17 exciting classes to choose from - tailor your programme
  • A truly international environment - over 150 nationalities at ORA in 2019

Course Summary

In this Photography and Sketching course students practise their artistic skills in a number of practical sessions. They learn about different aspects of scenic art, sketching, composition and photography in the beautiful setting of Cambridge University and its exquisite architecture. Students are introduced to the theoretical concepts surrounding different artistic schools, which can then be applied in their own work.

This course is all about encouraging the students to find and turn on their creativity. Students work both individually and in small groups developing skills in sketching, drawing and composition. Students are encouraged to see their surroundings with a photographer’s eye, and to take photos which they can later use as a backdrop to their sketches. On-site sketching visits range from Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum, housing art and artefacts from all over the world, to its picturesque Colleges and Gardens. The course is primarily about the students’ individual ways of seeing and capturing creative images.

There are few places in the world better suited to a sketching and photography workshop than the city of Cambridge. Admired by artists, writers and poets throughout history, Cambridge's stunning architecture, with its famous colleges along the River Cam and ancient city centre, is sure to inspire students to produce their best possible work.

What will you get out of the Photography and Sketching Summer Course?

The course boosts students’ confidence in judging a scene or subject’s artistic and photographic potential. The course enhances the students’ skills and instincts in this field, which they will develop in the sessions and hopefully take away with them for use in the future. Although much of the syllabus is focussed on sketching, with students advised to do at least one sketch in every lesson, students are encouraged to use these lessons to explore their photography as well.

By the end of the course, students will have produced imaginative sketches, drawings, photography and other visual art that is both original and of value. They will have explored and experimented with ideas, materials and techniques. Students are encouraged to take risks and learn from mistakes, in order that their skills can develop. Students are shown how to investigate, analyse, design, reflect and evaluate effectively so that they can improve.

The New Perspectives Programme

This subject is part of the New Perspectives course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Cambridge summer school.

The New Perspectives summer course, for students aged 13 to 15, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 17+ study options are available!

Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying New Perspectives in Cambridge get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Cambridge.

Click here to apply for the New Perspectives Programme in Cambridge

Expectations and Pre-requisites

Even if you do not think of yourself as an artistic type, Photography & Sketching is designed to take students from beginner level and guide them in terms of skills but also in confidence; so if you are interested in sketching and photography but are worried that your skills are insufficient, don’t be concerned – that’s what this course is for. Students are actively encouraged to be bold, to make mistakes and to try out new things as the best possible way to improve.

Choose your options and apply for New Perspectives in Cambridge

The New Perspectives programme - our flagship Cambridge summer course for 13-15s - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs

To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main New Perspectives Programme page

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