Hosted at the Belfast campus, the classes are open to staff, students and members of the public, and incorporate a variety of topics spanning the visual arts.
Rachel Dickson, Joint Course Director in Foundation Studies at Ulster, said: “We have an exciting range of unique and innovative courses on offer that are open to everyone, regardless of experience or qualifications.
“Students can enjoy the feeling of clay between their fingers in an ‘Introduction to Ceramics’, learn how to make fine jewellery or experiment with precious metals in ‘Jewellery’ and ‘Silversmithing’ classes or explore the beauty and colour of glass on a ‘Glass Fusing’ course.
“They can learn how to follow a fashion pattern, design and make a garment and use a sewing machine properly in ‘An Introduction to Dressmaking’ or ‘Sewing Machine Techniques.”
Rachel added: “ In ‘An Introduction to Visual Studies’ students can study the work of other artists and also to express themselves by developing their own drawing and painting skills. They can also learn how to use these drawing skills to make prints in the several printmaking courses on offer or bring their images to life in an ‘Animation’ class.”
All of the short courses on offer through the School of Art and Design are delivered by expert practitioners and artists in a relaxed and informal environment, within the state-of-the-art facilities of the newly refurbished Belfast campus.
Many of the courses are accredited and students can gain credits towards a Certificate in Continuing Personal and Professional Development, through Lifelong Learning.
For further details of all the short courses the School of Art and Design has to offer visit: http://adl.ulster.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/cppd/section/students , or email Rachel Dickson at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alternatively there will be an information session for potential students on Thursday 26 August from 3-6pm in the foyer of the University of Ulster’s Belfast campus.