The Prince’s Charities are giving away three annual memberships to The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA) this month, each offering the opportunity of social events, priority booking on courses, a 10% discount on one course a year, a quarterly newsletter and advance updates on exhibitions and lectures. PSTA is based in Shoreditch, London.
To Enter the Prize Draw
Email with your name, address and telephone number by Monday 8th February 2010 at 9am. (These details will only be used to contact the winning entrant. Entrants must be members of the website. There will be one winner. No alternative prize will be offered. Only the winner will be notified. T&C apply.)
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA) was founded in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales. It developed from the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme that was established at The Royal College of Art in 1984 by Professor Keith Critchlow who pioneered a post-graduate programme based on the practice of, and research into, the traditional arts. The School offers practising artists the opportunity to undertake research at the highest level with post-graduate degrees (MA, MPhil, PhD) validated by the University of Wales.
The School’s courses combine the teaching of the practical skills of the traditional arts and crafts with an understanding of the philosophy inherent within them. People come from all over the world to study making a diverse and unique mix of students.
The postgraduate courses are the foundation for the development of the Short Course Programme and the work conducted by the Outreach team, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. These programmes enable people to learn practical skills, encourage an appreciation of the universal values that are essential to the practice and understanding of the traditional arts and crafts, and support the recognition of the traditional arts as a valid means of contemporary expression.
PSTA’s membership scheme helps to support the work of the School in sustaining and regenerating traditional arts, encouraging new artists to learn traditional craft and design techniques and working with communities. In return, the membership offers social events, priority booking on courses, a 10% discount on one course a year, a quarterly newsletter and advance updates on exhibitions and lectures.
Visit The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts website for more information about the School’s courses and how to get involved as a student, member or volunteer.