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New Online Workshops

The Creative Dimension Trust are very excited to announce that from Friday 3rd April we will be running brand new online workshops! The Creative Dimension Trust won’t let COVID-19 stop your creative development, learning, and fun. We all need to stay positive, engaged, and motivated. TCDT has been busy organising an exciting range of online workshops, including Puppet Making, Mask Making and Architectural Paper Folding, that will start from Friday 3rd April 2020. You’ll be able to keep learning while at home from the best craft specialists and artists in the UK....

New Work Experience Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that two brand new work experience opportunities will be offered to our students and alumni (aged over 16) during 2020; Jewellery Making with Paul Ravn and Gilding Conservation with Rian Kanduth.   Paul Ravn is an expert jeweller, fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths’ and former staff member at the London Metropolitan University Jewellery School, the Cass. During a week long placement, students will spend time with Paul at his Forest Hill, London studio, learning the craft of jewellery making.   For students...

Workshops Now Open to 14-19 Year Olds

The Creative Dimension Trust is excited to announce that our workshops are now open to 14-19 year olds! Looking for pathways towards careers working with your hands? We have some amazing opportunities for you!   Visit the Upcoming Workshops page to find out more and to apply.   ...

2019 Creative Dimension Trust Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement

Jay Patel’s journey with The Creative Dimension Trust began in 2016 when his A-level tutor encouraged him to apply for an upcoming stone working workshop. Jay saw this as an exciting new opportunity and happily accepted the offer. Since then, Jay has attended many more courses, including etching and sign writing and volunteered as an assistant tutor at the ‘From Dream to Product’ workshop. Jay has proved to be a tremendous ambassador for The Creative Dimension Trust and is a valued member of The Trust...

2019 Collaboration Unveiling: ‘Supernature’

On the 18th of November 2019, The Creative Dimension Trust unveiled their 2019 Collaboration, Supernature - a puppet fashion show, during an exciting event at Bonhams Auction House in Mayfair, London.   Introducing the evening, founder and CEO of The Trust, Penny Bendall, said that the collaboration ‘...

Southbank Centre: Creative Careers Day

On Saturday 18th January 2020, Creative Dimension Trust alumnus, and winner of the 2019 Annual Achievement Award, Jay Patel, was invited to speak to young people at the Southbank Centre Creative Careers Day. During an afternoon of panel discussions, career advice and workshops, students were given the opportunity to discover routes into creative jobs that they might never have known existed. Joining panellists from Frieze Magazine, Hannah Barry Gallery, Bold Tendencies and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Jay spoke about the positive work that the Creative Dimension Trust...

The Creative Dimension Trust 2020 Workshop Programme

The Creative Dimension Trust is excited to share this year's new and diverse programme of workshop opportunities for Spring and Summer. The Creative Dimension Trust (TCDT) offers fine craft skills to 14-18 year olds with exceptional talent and potential. The courses are taught by craft specialists who are acknowledged leaders in their professions. The goal is to learn, experiment, gain confidence, take inspiration from the best, and have exposure to career opportunities.   The new 2020 brochure lists the Spring Saturday and Summer five-day workshops, and describes the...

Furniture and Wood Working at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace once again hosted one of The Creative Dimension Trust's many workshops. TCDT students had the unique opportunity to learn some of the core skills needed in  furniture and wood working careers, direct from some of the best people in the industry. Video courtesy of Royal Family. [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://thecreativedimension.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/The-CDT_Penny-.mp4"][/video]...

Student gains experience working at State Banquet for Buckingham Palace

One of our past students, Ilia Chakarov, was recently given the fantastic opportunity to work at the State Banquet that took place at Buckingham Palace in June 2019. Ilia talks below about his experience: Having worked and helped out at the Silver Pantry in Buckingham Palace has taught me many new things which I can benefit from regarding my future projects, things like correctly preserving and maintaining a proper polish on precious metals or learning how to correctly organise tableware for an event. Probably the...