1 October 2014 - 31 August 2015

Insights offers young people (aged 17+) the chance to explore art school in more depth while they consider applying to Foundation or Degree courses in the Arts. The project brings together expertise from Camden Arts Centre and Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design to support young people in making informed decisions about their creative futures. This year’s focus is on building a high quality portfolio with guidance from artists, university tutors and students.

We offer free portfolio viewing sessions, practical workshops, university tours and contact with professional artists and academics. Working with us, participants can produce a new body of work, experience various arts disciplines and techniques, receive advice on their choices and feel more confident about how to structure an effective portfolio.

You can attend any part of the Insights project for free, but booking is required. Spaces are limited. To sign up please visit the events pages or for more information email

Bookings for Insights Winter School open on Wednesday 15 October 2014.

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Winter School
The Insights Winter School is an opportunity for students to gain experience in building and shaping a portfolio. Hosted both at Central Saint Martins School of Arts & Design and at Camden Arts Centre, workshops include practical activities using facilities at the two venues, and an opportunity for discussion around how to structure a portfolio. All workshops are led by professional artists and tutors and supported by undergraduate students. Each workshop focuses on a different specialism, enabling those attending to gain a good insight into a range of disciplines, learn new skills and create new work to include in their portfolio.

This year’s Winter School schedule is as follows:

Winter School Part 1: Architecture and Graphics at Central Saint Martins
Saturday 22 November 2014, 10.30 – 4pm

Winter School Part 2: 3D construction on the body or Experimental surface design at Central Saint Martins
Saturday 29 November 2014, 10.30 – 4pm

Winter School Part 3: Fine Art and Ceramics at Camden Arts Centre
Saturday 6 December 2014, 10.30 – 4pm

Portfolio development and advice sessions
How to build a portfolio: Thursday 30 October 2014, 11 – 1.30pm
Learn how to build a portfolio and see examples of current students work.

Portfolio surgeries: Saturday 20 December 2014 and Saturday 12 January 2015
This two-part session enables you to get advice on your portfolio and then return in the New Year for feedback. Book onto an hourly slot and bring your portfolio along. 

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