Building a Versatile Academic Portfolio

Throughout the duration of this course the student will become confident using a multitude of media ranging from pencils to watercolours and acrylics, enabling the student to develop and build a versatile coursework needed to sit for his/her A Level art studies and beyond. Classes are kept to a minimum, one to one tutoring is also accepted both in class and online.


Coursework (37.5%)

Each component of the Coursework translates to the percentages indicated below. Portfolio (10%)

Personal Study (7.5%) Visual Journal (7.5%)

Thematic Project Work – 6 weeks (12.5%)

Paper 1 (12.5%)

3 hours Extended Thematic Project

Paper 2 (25%)

3 hours Work from Observation Still Life or Figure Drawing

History of Art

This course will aid the student in developing a critical approach to the analysis of works of art within their historical context. Using specific works of art as primary source, these classes will approach the study of art history reflectively and analytically. Furthermore, enhancing the knowledge of the student vastly while supplying an appropriate use of artistic terminology.The Programme of this course will be directly focused on achieving the respective knowledge requested by the Advanced level Syllabus (Paper III only). Class Presentations and student notes will be made available in class.

Paper 3 – 3 hours (25%)

History of art written examination paper divided into 3 sections:
Section i: Critical analysis (7.5%)
Section ii: Comparative essay (8.75%)
Section iii: Synoptic essay (8.75%)

  • DURATION: July 2023 to June 2024
  • LESSON LENGTH: 3.5 Hours
  • FREQUENCY: Weekly
  • DATES:  July 2023 to June/Sept 2024
  • HOLIDAYS: Christmas & Easter Breaks
  • LOCATION: Trudy Gera’s Art Studio in Tarxien
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED: Hands on teaching, Individual Attention, Air-conditioned Classroom
  • REQUIREMENTS: A2 Drawing Book, Set of Pencils, Acrylic Paints, Flat & Round Brushes (different sizes), Other mediums, Wipes and Cloth to Wipe Brushes.

A non-refundable deposit is requested to secure your place covering the first 2 weeks of lessons.

Classes will be held as follows: 

Thursday (Sept’23- May’24)History of Art (Online via Skype)6:00 – 7:30 PM
SaturdayPractical 9:00 – 11:00 AM

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