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Adult Workshops & Lectures

The Creative Dimension Trust is excited to launch a series of unique lectures and workshops for adults starting from February 2022. TCDT is giving adults the opportunity to learn from its outstanding tutors and supporters through the launch of close group online and studio-based workshops and webinar lectures. As a fundraising initiative, all proceeds will go towards TCDT's charitable work, which encourages less advantaged young people to pursue careers where fine hand skills are prerequisite through free workshops, with world-class tuition. See the full schedule of 2022...

TCDT Transferable Skills – Science

In the final episode of our transferable skills series, we spoke to Carol Gamble, Head of Science at Maria Fidelis FCJ Catholic School in London, about how the skills students learn during a wide variety of The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) workshops can be applied to the field of science.   We put a lot of emphasis on practical work and developing students' practical skills...

TCDT Transferable Skills – Medicine

In this second instalment of our transferable skills blog series, we spoke to Dr Roger Kneebone to hear more about how the skills learned by students who participate in The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) workshops can be applied to further studies and careers in medicine. After many years as a trauma surgeon and later as a GP, Dr Kneebone is now a professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science at Imperial College, London. While researching how people teach and learn practical skills, Dr Kneebone has observed young people sometimes struggling...

TCDT Transferable Skills – Architecture

In this exciting new blog series, we hear from experts about how many of the skills learned by students who participate in The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) workshops are applicable to their area of work. In the first episode of the series, we spoke to Peter Morris, co-founder of architecture firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, about how the skills students learn during a wide variety of TCDT workshops can be applied to the field of architecture.   Being an architect requires a broad range of skills, bringing together creative design at...

2021: Stone Carving and Wood Turning

In 2021, two exciting workshops were held at the Building Crafts College in London. Some students worked with renowned stone carver, Nancy Peskett, to produce wonderful stone carved pieces while others learned the craft of wood turning. [embed]https://youtu.be/SHeRmjBbJlE[/embed] See photos from the Wood Turning workshop here, and from the the Stone Carving workshop here....

2021: Enamelling and Flower Making with Metal

In this workshop, students were taught techniques including shaping, bending, hammering, sawing, soldering, texturing and enamelling. Materials used included silver, copper and brass. Enamel is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 °C. The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating. The word comes from the Latin vitreum, meaning “glass”.   [embed]https://youtu.be/AbVg24XUdhc[/embed]   See photos from the workshop here....

2021: From Dream to Product

During this multidisciplinary, four day workshop at Zone Creations in London, students designed and made perspex candlesticks which were used as part of the window display at Fortnum & Mason in September 2021. [embed]https://youtu.be/mqnsqRYw5XY[/embed] See photos from the workshop here....

2021: Architectural Model Making

In summer 2021, three lucky students had the opportunity to learn the art of Architectural modelling in an exciting and creative environment, with uninterrupted guidance from one of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ senior in-house model makers. [embed]https://youtu.be/d8ymhWdSfFA[/embed]   See photos from the workshops here....

2021 Creative Dimension Trust Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement

The Creative Dimension Trust is delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement, Ellie Harrison. Ellie found The Creative Dimension Trust by happy accident in 2019 and attended her first workshop, ‘From Dream to Product’, at Zone Creations that same year. Since then, Ellie has participated in a further 12 workshops, saying that they have “...