STUDENTS studying on the final year of the BA (Hons) fine art painting programme at St Helens College took part in a workshop hosted by the St Helens Creative Network.

The workshop was held at the Town Centre Campus, and was hosted by Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley from Zeitgeist Arts Project (ZAP).

The workshop, entitled The A-Z of Surviving as an Artist, provided the degree students with valuable advice and guidance about navigating the art world after they graduate.

Artists Rosalind and Annabel co-founded ZAP this year, with the aim of providing support for new and ambitious artists with practical ways to sustain their practice.

Their innovate touring participatory talk: The A-Z of Surviving as an Artist, is designed to encourage artists to learn from other artists, network and engage.

The artists have also curated exhibitions of outstanding new and established artists including the Collectible exhibition and Zap Open 2012 exhibition.

St Helens College actively promotes partnership work with local, regional and national organisations to provide students with the opportunity to take part in workshops and seminars.

The students gain valuable knowledge from meeting and listening to influential individuals from their field of expertise.

The Creative Network is a St Helens-based programme that brings together specialist speakers to develop and enhance creative practice.