An insight into the creative industries for 14 – 19 year olds
Friday 13 November 2009
Returning for its fourth year, this packed day of free workshops, talks, demonstrations and drop-in activities offered young people the chance to meet renowned designers, scientists and artists. It gave access to some of the latest developments in the creative industries, as well as an overview of the different education and career pathways. Events supported the delivery of GCSE, A levels and diplomas across the curriculum.
The day also showed young people how the Exhibition Road institutions can be used to help develop their creativity.
This year, there were two Fashion workshops on offer at the Royal Albert Hall.
Fashion Shoot gave students an opportunity to learn all about the tricks of the trade as a Fashion Stylist as they worked in teams to style a model ready to be photographed.
Masterclass in Fashion Illustration
In the afternoon, we ran a Masterclass in Fashion Illustration which was a fast paced, fun session exploring quick methods of figure drawing as a basis for fashion design.
Both sessions were led by Fashion Designer, Kevin Freeman, Director of Renaissance Creative Design who was Artistic Director of the Madam Butterfly Fashion Show arranged by the Hall’s Learning and Participation team. Kevin’s work has appeared in most national and local publications including most recently Vogue.com. To see some examples of Kevin's work and photos of the workshops have a look at the image gallery.
We also offered guided tours of the Royal Albert Hall and a session which allowed students an opportunity to meet some of the staff who work at the Hall and the chance to learn about the many careers on offer in an entertainments venue.
To see highlights of last year’s event visit www.imperial/outreach/news
This year Royal Albert Hall Learning and Participation was one of nine of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group organisations taking part: Austrian Cultural Forum London, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace, Royal College of Art (RCA), Royal College of Music (RCM), Science Museum, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), with support from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
For the complete programme for events at all venues visit www.exhibitionroad.com