FDAD Alumni Study Day: supporting individual practice with Kate Boucher

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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 Kate Boucher. Kate 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 the tutor offering one-to-one support and possibly technique demonstrations, in response to your needs.

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

You can visit the Craft Shop before the start of your course – it opens at 8.30am.


Kate Boucher

Kate Boucher is an experienced, enthusiastic and inspirational tutor who specialises in building students' creative confidence in a supportive teaching environment. She trained at Chelsea School of Art and recently gained a Master of Fine Art from West Dean College. She was awarded a prestigious QEST scholarship, was the Edward James Foundation Scholar in 2015/16 and winner of the Valarie Power Prize for Visual Arts. Her dark and evocative charcoal drawings often have unnaturally tilted horizons, hints of a double exposure and foregrounds that appear to shift and slip. Her practice also includes handmade felt and forged metal structures also created as a response to landscape.

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