Masterclasses and Workshops

Workshops for Young People

We can create one or half-day workshops, in many areas of art, design, media and performing arts.  If you would like your students to try something new, we can visit your school and deliver workshops in anything from fashion design and illustration to urban art, stage fighting, street dance, recycling clothing and VJ and video art.
We can also offer workshops in ceramics, fine art, wire sculpture, textiles skills, costume making, as well as stained glass, mural painting, photography, print, animation, digital and black & white photography, graphic design, screen-printing and set design, plus all areas of the performing arts; drama, improvisation, singing and voice training, dance, music and so on…the list is endless!
If you have an idea about a workshop for your students, or if you would like one of our specialist staff to work with a group of students on a particular project, please email: schools@hca.ac.uk.

School Workshops

Our fantastic range of Masterclass workshops running throughout the school year brought to you.

Our talented Graduate Ambassadors are available to teach and inspire your students from the comfort of your own classroom! Our workshops are an ideal way for students to discover more about Art & Design at Further Education level & and a fantastic opportunity to experiment with processes in a safe and fun learning environment. With no travelling required, they’re hassle-free and we will bring everything they need to you. Each workshop runs for up to two hours and includes a short introduction about Hereford College of Arts before the students roll up their sleeves and get creative! We don’t charge for the delivery of the workshops, however, we do ask for a £25 materials contribution per event.

Examples of previous workshops:

Art and Design

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Letterpress
Our Letterpress workshop gives students the opportunity to expand their creativity & design skills by utilising traditional print processes to create colourful and innovative, typeface-based art work.

Mark Making 
The process of Mark Making can be applied to many different materials and surfaces, from paint on canvas, ink, charcoal or pencil on paper to a digital paint tool on a screen. Our Mark Making workshop focuses on using tape to create shapes, forms and images.

Wire Drawing 
This creative and engaging workshop gets students exploring 3D shapes and forms using wire.

Typography 
Our Typography workshop encourages students to think about language and teaches them to reinterpret it in an expressive, creative and truly unique way.

Performing Arts

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We have recently introduced a fantastic new range of Performing Arts workshops, available most Monday and Wednesday throughtout the school year.

We currently offer the following:

Slapstick
Explore physical comedy on stage, with slips, trips and falls aplenty!

Full Mask
This workshop explores the techniques of full mask performance.

Musical Theatre 
Looking at ensemble songs.

Jazz Dance
Exploring the styles of jazz dance.

Tap Dance
Learning the basics of tap dance and exploring the different styles of tap.

Music

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Why not book a performance from our second year music students? The performances showcase the very best from our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music and cover a wide range of styles including Pop, Rock, Reggae, Acoustic and much more. The shows normally last around one hour although, where possible, we can tailor the duration to fit your timetable and they also include valuable information about the course and studying at Hereford College of Arts.

We also offer inspirational, hands-on workshops in a variety of areas including Improvisation, World Music and Songwriting. Delivered by our talented teaching staff, these workshops are an excellent addition to a student performance.

Our workshops are a brilliant way for students to take part in an engaging and practical workshop in addition to discovering what makes studying at Hereford College of Arts so special.

To find out more and book one of our workshops, please contact schools@hca.ac.uk

Spring & Summer Workshops

Here you can find out about our creative Spring and Summer Workshops for young people.

Our Spring and Summer Holiday Workshops are a programme of exciting one- day workshops for 11-16 year olds in Secondary School. Choose to come along to as many days as you like and work alongside our expert teaching staff and access our specialist resources.

For further details you can call our short course team on 01432 845302 or email them on shortcourses@hca.ac.a.uk

Creative Careers Talks

We regularly visit schools across the region to deliver talks to young people and teachers about employability with in the Creative Industries. HCA Staff and Students will often join us to tell all about specific courses and what it’s like to study at the College, and how our courses can set graduates up for a worthwhile career in the creative industries.

If you would like a visit to your school please email schools@hca.ac.uk.

Three Colleges Open Day

We are very lucky to have our FE Campus on Folly Lane alongside Herefordshire & Ludlow College and Hereford Sixth Form College. Whilst our courses and pathways may vary, supporting students to achieve their ambitions is at the very core of our work.

Organised by Herefordshire Council, we hold a joint open day to the three colleges on Folly Lane where lots of schools can sign up to bring year 10 students to experience taster sessions in their potential future courses. For more information, please contact schools@hca.ac.uk or the Learning & Curriculum Team directly at the Council on 01432 383332.