SOURCE is a popular part of our Secondary Schools and Colleges programme designed specifically for GCSE, A’ Level and BTEC courses.
A FREE Drop-in programme of informal studio and gallery art practice
Saturdays 11, 18, 25 February & Half-Term 14 Tues - 17 Fri February
At The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
What students say, SOURCE 2016
‘I was interested to come in order to experiment more with drawing/recording in the galleries. Such helpful advice on how to approach this – I really enjoyed some relaxed sketching! Very useful research.’
‘Really useful – great for getting sheets done for GCSE coursework. Really lovely people and good materials.’
What teachers say, SOURCE 2016
'The Source events at the Fitzwilliam are a great annual opportunity for art students to enrich their projects through engaging with this world class collection in a focussed way. There can be no better way to connect with art and design than through young people seeking ideas and inspiration from the wealth of treasures at the Fitz. These creative and imaginative opportunities also have great potential to stay with students well into the future!' - Head of Art and Design, Hills Road VI College, Cambridge
For the last nine years The Fitzwilliam Museum has offered SOURCE over and beyond the Spring half-term, supporting GCSE, AS/A Level and BTEC Art and Design students as they prepare for their exams.
Based in the informal atmosphere of the Fitzwilliam studio, the Museum Education team and freelance artists offer one-to-one advice to students. We can help students to research their exam theme by giving access to the wealth of ideas and inspiration in the work of other artists. To do this we offer starting points, gallery tours and advice on how to make the most of our on-line resources.
In addition, the artists and art materials in the studio are available, and not least the space - both mental and physical - to work which is not always so easy to find at home. Artistic support is available in the media of drawing, painting and printmaking each day, and also encouragement to draw from observation in the galleries.
SOURCE has been shown to help students meet the Assessment Objectives set out in each exam paper, and to improve their grade. Why not try it?
Focus Saturdays will include
- Drawing and painting
FREE. Drop-in: no booking required. Refreshments available.
For further information, please contact Sarah Blake on 01223 761678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.