FDAD Alumni Study Day: supporting individual practice with Mark Anstee

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About this course

These study days offer an opportunity to develop individual themes and ideas and help you to maintain the momentum of your own practice following the completion of the FDAD.

You will be working on your own ideas, at your own pace, in a supported environment, with one-to-one advice from tutor, Mark Anstee. Mark is experienced in responding to students' needs, across different disciplines and in supporting the development of individual practice.

Course Description


The day will start with each student showing three pieces of work to the group. These can be sketchbook pages, an 'in-progress' piece, an artist's work or found object that has been/is being an inspiration in etc. Then you will explain what you intend to focus on for the day. This will be a short, paced start to the day with just three or four minutes each.

After this quick introduction, you will work independently for the rest of the day with Mark offering one-to-one support and possibly technique demonstrations, in response to your needs.

There will be one hour for lunch.

At 4.30pm students will gather to discuss how their work has developed, if the outcomes were expected or unexpected and set a focus to move forward with.

What you will gain

Work at your own pace, on your own ideas, with expert support.

Maintain the momentum of the FDAD.

Inspiration and exchange of ideas.

You can use the Library before, during and after your course finishes - just on this day.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Available to buy

You're welcome to visit the Craft Shop before the start of your course - it opens at 8.30am.


Mark Anstee

Mark Anstee is an artist specializing in drawing. From singular observational silverpoint studies to large-scale durational performance drawings, Anstee has made work for major institutions including Bluecoat Liverpool, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Fabrica Brighton, University of Manchester, IMMA Dublin, IFFM Belgium, and at Stonehenge. In 2014 he was the lead artist commissioned by IWM North for the centenary of the First World War.

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