As part of the Student Success (EDI) Project, KSA has launched a series of Summer Workshops for all Undergraduate students taking place throughout the Summer term. The workshops include Time Management, Construction, Geometry, Stone Carving, Making 1:1, Presenting your work with confidence, Storyboarding your Digital Crit, Pencraft (Student Writing Club), Lunchtime Lectures, Sensory Walks and Design Research and Thinking.
The Summer Workshops were introduced with a lecture where academic members of staff introduced their workshops to the students, following which there was a signup outside the studios which turned out to be a successful frenzy.
As part of the Student Success (EDI) Project, on Sunday 4th October in collaboration with the School of Music & Fine Art (SMFA), KSA participated in this year’s Whitstable Fun Palace. We opened up the opportunity to second years and third years in the school, of which a group of 7 came together to create an intervention using a tricycle, some wood, fabric and a lot of shoe boxes. It was a great community event in which children participated by making their own shoe box scenes; the idea was originally inspired by the artist Joseph Cornell. The students created a wooden structure on top of the tricycle on which to exhibit the shoe boxes at the event. The finished shoe boxes are now on display in the Whitstable gallery window on the high street.