For the visual thinkers, the makers, the dreamers and the provocateurs

‘Do you care about heartbreaking beauty, fresh new ideas, astounding craftsmanship, ingenious solutions, the tingle of a shocking image? Would you make art even if it wasn’t your job? Then this is the book for you.’ Grayson Perry

 Explore and expand your creative skill set. In this hardworking book, curriculum leaders Lucy Alexander and Timothy Meara deliver the key lessons of a foundation course and teach you how to expand your creative abilities and develop your own visual language. Inspired by the world-class Central Saint Martins Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, part of University of the Arts London, this book opens up the world-class institution to creatives around the world, from those who dream of attending the College, to students.


Looking to support their learning. Designed to fuel creative experiments, it will help to unlock your potential across four key areas: communication design, fashion and textiles, fine art and three-dimensional design. As funding for arts in education is continually being cut and educational institutes ever more squeezed, this important book is more necessary than ever. A classic text that will inspire creativity for years to come.