Saatchi Gallery - Talks & Workshops

Christmas Workshop: Miss Mitten's Collage Academy Presents 'A Day In The Life..'

Date: Saturday 8th December
Time: 10.30- 5:00pm
Age group: 16+
Price: £42 (Includes all materials and equipment)
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Renowned collage artist Maya Mitten returns to the Saatchi Gallery for a very special art class on the 8th December. In the morning session you will be guided through the process of making a small book by design collaborator Ella Bryden ready for an afternoon of collage fun with Maya filling your book with surreal collage and paper engineering skills to create your very own gift for a loved one or as an ongoing art journal for yourself.

No experience is needed and all materials and ongoing virtual support are provided in the cost.

UAL CPD Session: Exhibition practices: presenting student work in a professional setting

Date: Thursday 31st January 2019
Time: 10-5pm
Price: £99 per delegate
Bookings: Book now

As part of this training event you will explore the space of the Saatchi Gallery, paying particular attention to the curation of the work. Participants will then create their own piece of work inspired by the current exhibition and plan where to exhibit it within the space of the gallery. Participants must consider a theme, as well as space/ form/ composition. This activity is both about creating work independently and working collaboratively with others, when installing.

This exercise is useful for both linking the work in the gallery back to the students own studies and also for developing their presentation skills. Exhibition practices will be ongoing and a part of most academic art courses from FE through to HE. Visiting galleries is an excellent starting point when considering the presentation of work. This event will equip you with the tools to help encourage students to independently engage with cultural sites when developing their work and the presentation of it.

Learning outcomes

* Understanding of how to improve your students' presentation skills
* Insight into how to link gallery visits with the curriculum needs of your students
* Understanding the value of exhibition practices and how it enhances student work and grades
* Knowledge of the assessment criteria and inspiring delivery strategies to help your students to meet them
* Approaches for encouraging independent research skills by linking work in galleries to student outcomes

Who should attend?

This course has been developed exclusively for those delivering UAL Awarding Body Art & Design qualifications at levels 2-4. All levels of expertise and specialism are welcome.

About the facilitators

Nadine Wright

With a Masters in Fine Art and a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education, Nadine Wright has several years of teaching experience at FE level. She has worked as a lecturer, tutor, and course leader, teaching across general art and design from levels 1-4.

She is currently Head of Education at the Saatchi Gallery, where she leads the Schools Programme for primary through to adult learning, as well as several Outreach initiatives.

Sarah Atkinson

With an MA, BA hons and a PGCE, Sarah Atkinson is Head of Academic Standards for the University for the Arts London Awarding Body and oversees the team of Chief Examiners and external moderators. She has over twenty-five years experience working in further and higher education, and has designed and delivered a range of courses, most recently at London College of Fashion where she was Director of Programmes for FE courses and part of the LCF team working internationally to establish collaborative partnerships with educational institutions worldwide.

Before entering the teaching profession, Sarah worked as a freelance designer and ran her own manufacturing and retail company. Since becoming a full-time academic she has focused on research into learning, teaching and assessment and how to improve the student experience. Sarah maintains her own creative practice, including exhibiting work annually in the international women's exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.

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Please note that the lessons on Nov 18th, 25th and Dec 2nd will take place in Regent Street
Sunday 7th Oct 2018
Sunday 14th Oct 2018
Sunday 21st Oct 2018
Sunday 28th Oct 2018
Sunday 4th Nov 2018
Sunday 11th Nov 2018
Sunday 9th Dec 2018

Time: 10.30-12noon or 12noon-1.30pm
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Price: £295 for the 10 weeks
Age group: Adults (from beginners to professionals)


The 'Alla Prima' wet-on-wet approach creates stunningly rich coloured brush marks. One of the favoured methods of the Impressionists and the classical painters of the late 19th century, such as Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla or John Singer Sargent; 'Alla Prima' explores techniques of layering different shades of paint on top of a still wet underpainting. Through this process, multi-coloured brush marks emerge with much more variety of colour and texture.

This 10 week course will offer participants the chance to experiment with the 'Alla Prima' technique through exploring painting methods using none toxic solvents. The teaching of the course will focus mostly on realistic drawing and painting techniques. This course is open to all levels. All materials provided. Workshop leader Nelson Ferreira is a qualified graduate with international experience, having worked as a visiting tutor at the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Lisbon (MNAA) and several universities and teaching institutions abroad and in the UK.

For more information and to book a place please contact Nelson Ferreira at:



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