Cardiff Open

Hello and welcome to Cardiff Open. We’re now settled into our new home at the Llandaff Campus and are delighted with the feedback we’ve had from our students so we’re excited to launch our new programme for Autumn 2015.

We’re running our core programme again: including Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Photography and Pottery classes but we’re now offering a wider range of short courses too.

Current Cardiff Met undergraduate and postgraduate students receive a 10% discount on all Cardiff open course fees.

We’re delighted that Fab Lab Manager Martijn Gommeren is now running introductory workshops on 3D Printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and CNC milling. These provide a great way of finding out more about new technology and getting an insight into what you might be able to do with it whether as someone experimenting with product design or to incorporatre into your art practice. Martijn will also be running several Saturday courses on the InDesign software package.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist or designer, are preparing a portfolio to apply for a degree or Foundation programme or if you’ve never picked up a pencil before, we’ve got something to offer you so the courses and workshops are a great way of trying out new skills or for further developing your practice.

To sign up for our mailing list and receive updates on our programme of courses, email your contact details to Anna Staples

Fab Lab Cardiff is open

Would you like to learn about laser cutting, 3D printing, graphic design, making electronic music or how to use arduinos or even what arduinos are? FabLab Cardiff (fabrication lab) is now up and running and will be offering workshops in new technologies to show how accessible they are. For more information visit

Booking your place

Places are limited on all of the courses, so book now to avoid disappointment! We need minimum numbers before courses can run so please don’t put off booking until the last minute. Bookings for classes will now close ONE WEEK before the course is due to run.

You can enrol and pay by credit card by calling 02920 205 898 or download an enrolment form (pdf format) and send in a cheque for your course fee along with the completed form. You can also buy a gift certificate as a present for someone else – the perfect gift for a creative friend.

If you’d like to have a look at some of the work produced by Cardiff Open students please visit the Student Gallery page and to find out more about your tutors have a look at their profiles on the Our Tutors page.

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Cardiff School of Art & Design,
Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Llandaff Campus,
Western Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 5898

Click here to view further advice on travel, parking and maps on the Cardiff Met website.