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Clare Bickford

Level 5 - Foundation Degree Creative Art and Design Practice

Clare Bickford

Clare is a mature student in her second year of the Foundation Degree in creative art and design. She first heard of the course after attending the 2013 School of Art Summer School where participants are invited to come and explored the many mediums of art and design over a week long intensive course. Clare explains:

The summer school was fantastic, it gave me the opportunity to have a go at a wide range of things including ceramics, sculpture and life drawing and also allowed me to see what great facilities the school of art had to offer. I loved this so much that I enrolled onto the foundation degree.

My course is brilliant; I’m particularly interested in oil painting and using charcoal to create pieces of work. Our class is small which is great as we share good practices and bounce ideas between one another. The tutors are so knowledgeable; they’re highly qualified and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

After completing her course, Clare would like to continue her studies at Kensington Chelsea College on the BA Fine Art top-up degree to extend her art qualifications.

I’m so determined to finish my qualifications, I’m halfway there so why wouldn’t I complete the package? I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me but my dream would be to exhibit my work full time within a gallery and selling my pieces to customers.