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2023 Work Experience Opportunities

The Creative Dimension Trust is very excited to announce that our Work Experience Programme is being relaunched in 2023.     From January 2023, TCDT will reboot the work experience programme halted by COVID-19. Opportunities include: Architecture with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architecture with Allies & Morrison Architecture with HKS Architects Contemporary Painting Conservation with Julia Nagle Conservation Studios Engineering with Elliott Wood Fabrication with Zone Creations Ltd Jewellery Making with Ravn School of Arts & Crafts Leather Making with Bill Amberg Studio   To see the full list of...

2023 Lectures

The Creative Dimension Trust is excited to announce our next unique lecture, Ceremony and Splendour – A History of Coronation Dress and Jewels.   ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III 2022 Hosted by The Deputy Surveyor of The King's Works of Art, Caroline de Guitaut, this lecture will explore the origins, design and evolution of nineteenth and twentieth century Coronation dress and jewels - from richly embroidered fashionable dresses and magnificent robes to the Crown Jewels worn on these momentous and glittering occasions.   6:30pm, Monday...

TCDT Mini Foundation Courses

In Autumn 2022, 11 students and 3 teachers from Maria Fidelis School in Kings Cross, London will participate in TCDT’s first mini foundation course. Lead by TCDT tutors, world-renowned fresco painter Sarah Hocombe and decorative surface conservator/artist Jane Wallis, students and teachers will learn skills in design, drawing, modelling and gilding during six, one-hour, weekly sessions. Session one: Design Following a course introduction, students will learn how to draw realistic shadows to create 3D effects in pencil. They will learn how to sketch their designs in plan and...

2022 Student Collaboration: ‘Wonders of the Undersea World’

The Creative Dimension Trust is delighted to announce the unveiling of the 2022 student collaboration piece, 'Wonders of the Undersea World'. The skills our students have developed in free and diverse workshops throughout 2022 have come together in a stunning display within one of Fortnum & Mason’s window displays in London, Piccadilly.       ‘WONDERS OF THE UNDERSEA WORLD’ includes an intense deep sea backdrop with intricate eel, octopus and jellyfish architectural models made by students, depicting a futuristic view of life undersea. Shimmering glass and enamel fish...

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....