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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 15, 22 February & Half-Term 19 Wed - 21 Fri February

At The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Really enjoyed it especially talking to the artist and having the time and space to focus on art.

Source is FREE for Art & Design Students preparing for their exams

For further details email education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 332904.

Source programme February 2020

Focus Saturdays will include

New create Street Art

Saturday 15 February 11.00-16.00

With London based street artist ‘Hello The Mushroom’

FREE but booking is essential

New Art Extra

Artist led skill classes 14.00-15.00 Wednesday 19 February Pro create, ipad design programme for designers, illustrators and artists

Thursday 20 February Computer Aided Design for designers and artists

Friday 21 February Figure drawing for illustrators, game designers and artists.

FREE but booking is essential

Portfolio Review

Friday 21 February 11-12.30

Chat about art & design courses and careers with Will Hill, Deputy Head of Cambridge School of Art.

FREE but booking is essential 20 min per slot.

Ask The Artist Q & A

Each day of Source 12-12.30pm, drop-in.

FREE but booking is essential

Yoga and wellbeing

Saturday 22 February 12-12.45 and 13.30 – 14.15 No previous experience needed

FREE but booking is essential

What did young people say about Source 2019

Found out a lot, new artists and styles, even old art has an application in modern art.

I enjoyed looking at painting and making connections, extending my ideas and telling me about other artists.

Of course it helps a lot having conversations with each other and know where to improve, I should do more research on relevant artists and find inspiration.

Great conversations about inspiration for artists and different areas of design.

For the last 11 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?

Evaluation Report - Source 2019

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