8th July 2005




Students who will be starting art, architecture and design courses at the University of Lincoln in September will get a taste of university life at the first residential session next week of a special summer school being run over the summer.


More than 130 school leavers from all over the country will attend a two-day residential summer school at the Brayford Pool campus on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12 July.


Three respected artists and designers are joining teaching staff to give lectures and lead workshops at the summer school.


Ken Garland is one of the UK’s most eminent and respected graphic designers. He has been a practising graphic designer for over 40 years and has written several books on the subject.


Rob Perry is a traditional landscape painter and a respected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists who has exhibited internationally.


Tim Donaldson began his career as a sign painter but now works as a type designer for Adobe among others. He teaches graphic design, handwriting, lettering, and type design at Stafford College.


“Studying at university is very different to working in sixth-form or further education colleges and schools,” said a university spokesman.


“The summer school is designed to be serious but enjoyable. It will help to develop essential skills to maximise students’ performance at university.”


Students will attend a range of workshops designed to develop visual skills central to the study of art, architecture and design.


They will also have the chance to look round the university facilities and take part in a number of social events.


Further residential sessions for the summer school for art, architecture and design students are planned for 8th and 9th August and 5th and 6th September.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk