Visual Arts Studio 2013/2014

The Visual Arts Studio is based in the Tramway arts venue on the South side of Glasgow. It has been in existence for over 20 years and run by Glasgow Education Department. While the studio was originally established as an extra curricular programme for Senior Art and Design pupils interested in applying to Art School the studio now runs a wide variety of courses for students from a wide variety of backgrounds

Portfolio Preparation

The Visual Arts Studio is now highly respected for our very successful and unique Art and Design Portfolio Presentation Courses. Since the Visual Arts Studio took up residence in the Tramway in 2000 we have formed strong links with Tramway's visual arts team giving our students the wonderful opportunity to benefit from the unique resources within the venue. Each year the students are fortunate to get the opportunity to work with contemporary artists who exhibit at the venue. Very often these artists are at the cutting edge of their particular field and offer a personal and highly valuable insight in to the art world. This obviously adds a new dimension to the portfolio work and has increased the number of our students pursuing a successful career in the arts.

Teaching Staff

The Studio is fortunate in having high quality teaching staff with very wide range of expertise and experience with a clear understanding of the skills and approaches needed to support the students in their quest be accepted in the Art School of their choice . The course offers an introduction to the wide variety of skills that are vital to the modern art student. Skills included on our course include a strong emphasis on the importance of drawing as a means to develop ideas and creativity as well as other vital skills like painting, sculpture, paper making, textile and screen printing, jewellery work, photography and computer imaging and an introduction to film making and animation.

Career Opportunities

The Studio has followed the career paths of many of our students, some have become successful artists regularly exhibiting their work and others have set up their own business, while a few have chosen to pass on their knowledge and expertise through teaching.



Another fantastic year for the studio

To see the fantastic work produced this year come along to the opening of the exhibition in the Upper Foyer of the Tramway at 5pm on Friday 30th May!/groups/visualartsstudio/

Last year we had a wide range of acceptances with one student being accepted for all 5 design courses she applied for including GSA, ECA and Galashiels. So far at GSA three accpetances for Sculpture and Environmental Art, three for Communication Design, one for Textiles, one for Fashion, two for Painting and Printmaking one for Digital Culture and one for Archtecture For ECA one for Fashion, one for Performance Costume, one for Illustration. Three have been accepted at Cumbria, one for London College of Fashion and finally one for second year at DOJ Interactive Design with

Applications are now being acceped for next year £800 for students living in Glasgow council tax area and £1000 for students outwith the Glasgow council tax area.

Exhibition Image

Life drawing is a fundamental skill for application to all courses dont miss out.

Applications for Life Drawing Classes information on classes will be out soon. Classes usually start in September and will cost £100 for 10 2 hour sessions including matarials and tution.

Contact studio for application form by email or phone or 0141 276 0950