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APPLY FOR WORKSHOPS

The Creative Dimension Trust: COVID-19 Update

 

The Creative Dimension Trust Workshop Programme is continuing to evolve with Covid-19 developments.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR A FULL AND VARIED PROGRAMME OF SUMMER AND AUTUMN WORKSHOPS.

Free 5-day workshops are offered either online or at venues with social distancing.

Online courses will run for 5 days and will consist of a series of demonstrations and one to one tuition with some of the best craft specialists in the UK.
You will use your time offline to create your own work.

 

TCDT won’t let COVID-19 stop your creative development, learning and fun.

We want to help you continue building your portfolio during these uncertain times.

We all need to stay positive, engaged and motivated.

 


 

Aged 14-19? 

Looking for pathways towards careers working with your hands?

We have some amazing opportunities for you!

Scroll down for further details of individual workshops. 

Eligibility Criteria and details of TCDT Credentials can be found at the bottom of this page.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

2021: Marquetry

Bow Road Studios, London E3
This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 16th October 2021 until Saturday 30th  October 2021. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 20/10/2021.

2021: Embroidery – Online

Online
This workshop will run on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 6th November 2021 until Saturday 4th  December 2021. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 03/11/2021.

2021: Jewellery Making

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 6th November 2021 until Saturday 4th  December 2021. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.

Spring 2022: Embroidery

Online
This workshop will run on Saturdays for four weeks from Saturday 26th February 2022 until Saturday 26th March 2022. Note that this workshop will not run on Saturday 5th March 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 23/02/2022.

2022: Mixing Colour

Online
This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 26th February 2022 until Saturday 13th  March 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 23/02/2022.

Spring 2022: Jewellery Making

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 26th February 2022 until Saturday 26th  March 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 23/02/2022.

2022: Etching

City & Guilds of London Art School
This workshop will run on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 26th February 2022 until Saturday 26th  March 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 23/02/2022.

Spring 2022: Stone Carving

Building Crafts College, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 5th March 2022 until Saturday 19th  March 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 02/03/2022.

Spring 2022: Wood Turning

Building Crafts College, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 5th March 2022 until Saturday 19th  March 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 02/03/2022.

Summer 2022: Embroidery

Online
This workshop will run from Monday 25th July 2022 until Friday 29th July 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 20/07/2022.

2022: Painting Techniques

Venue TBC, London
This workshop will run from Monday 8th August 2022 until Friday 12th  August 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 03/08/2022.

Summer 2022: Jewellery Making

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
This workshop will run from Monday 15th August 2022 until Friday 19th  August 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 10/08/2022.

Autumn 2022: Stone Carving

Building Crafts College, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 1st October 2022 until Saturday 15th  October 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 28/09/2022.

Autumn 2022: Wood Turning

Building Crafts College, London
This workshop will run on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 1st October 2022 until Saturday 15th  October 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 28/09/2022.

Autumn 2022: Embroidery

Online
This workshop will run on Saturdays from Saturday 5th November 2022 until Saturday 3rd December 2022. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. Apply until 02/11/2022.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, SELECTION, AND APPLICATIONS

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be

    • 14 years old prior to the beginning of the workshop, and not older than 19 years old for its duration. Please note that for some workshops you must be 16. See individual workshop pages for details.  
    • Able to make their own way to and from the venue throughout the workshop.
    • Available for the entire day, every day, for the duration of the workshop (workshops tend to run from 9-5, with some variations on timing).

 

Selection Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate

    • Passion for working with their hands
    • Talent, creative flair, and good hand-eye co-ordination
    • Interest in pursuing further study or a career in the craft sector, or another field (e.g. architecture, engineering) where skills offered would be beneficial
    • Commitment to attend every day of the course and work hard throughout. If you do not attend every day of the workshop this may affect your chances of being invited to attend any further workshops. World-leading craft specialist are giving their time to teach and there are more applicants than places, so successful applicants have a responsibility to make the most of the course

 

Applications

  • Applications are assessed by the Trust on an individual basis, and all decisions are final.
  • We are unable to provide individual feedback for rejected applications. 
  • Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected. 
  • Your personal statement should be between 250 - 500 words.
  • Decisions will be sent via email. Please ensure you check your email regularly, and that you also check your junk folder. 
  • If you are offered a place, but we do not hear from you within the deadline, your place may be given to somebody else.

 


 

Accreditation Scheme

At the end of the workshop, each student is assessed by experienced tutors and practitioners. The Trust’s credential is awarded with a grade reflecting the student’s level of attainment in the relevant transferable skills. Four grades are awarded based on the extent to which the student has demonstrated an aptitude in the relevant transferable skills:

Working Towards       the student’s potential is not yet realised

[CD1] Pass                    the student has demonstrated a clear aptitude [in the transferable skills]

[CD2] Merit                   the student has demonstrated a strong aptitude [in the transferable skills]

[CD3] Distinction        the student has demonstrated an exceptional aptitude [in the transferable skills]

 

For more information on the Accreditation Scheme, please click here.

 


 

Online Workshop Support

We are using Zoom to host our online workshops. To help make your experience as smooth as possible, see our Online Workshop Support page for workshop tips and answers to some frequently asked questions.

 


 

We always like to see images of our students’ amazing work both during and at the end of each workshop. If you have any photos of your work that you would like to share with us please send to [email protected]