A structured approach to developing visual and critical research skills to inform and create your own artistic response to a set brief. From an initial idea, use drawing, mapping, primary and secondary sources, reflection and review, to find your focus enquiry and final artwork. You will be given guidance on how to present and review the work.
Course content includes videos, slide presentations and PDFs with clear guidance given on the tasks to complete each week, and the date to complete the work. Students share developing work via Padlet and receive feedback.
By the end of the course you will have a list of sources, have identified relevant artists, influencers, lines of enquiry and completed a project plan. You will have presented and received feedback on work in progress, and direction to complete your final piece of work and how it may be presented. You will have gained confidence in independent study, identified subjects and materials that focus your practice. The final piece will then be submitted in your course portfolio for feedback including your project plan, the work, and a summary statement.
The course is released on Canvas on the start date giving you access to the first self-study module and course information. There is no live session on this date. The live sessions with tutor/s take place on Zoom on the following dates:
16 September – 2 hour group tutorial 10.30am
23 September – 2 hour group tutorial 10.30am
30 September – 30 minute individual tutorial, from 10.30am, times will be confirmed on the course Canvas page.
These dates and times cannot be changed.
WEEK 1 INTRODUCTION, STARTING POINTS, REFLECTION, MAPPING
WEEK 2 CONTEXTUAL RESEARCH & GROUP TUTORIALS
WEEK 3 VISUAL RESEARCH & GROUP TUTORIALS
WEEK 4 DEVELOP THE WORK WITH INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS
WEEK 5 REFINE & RESOLVE
WEEK 6 SUBMIT WORK FOR FEEDBACK
FDAD Core Team Tutor and Short Course Tutor
Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging through layered projects that draw on history and explore local myths, inviting re-imagings of sites. She takes her audience on a physical, sensory and emotional journey leaving them with a poetic encounter and a story to tell. In 2012, she created her first walk near her studio. Subsequent walks took her to New York City, Norfolk, Suffolk and Scotland where she created White Wood, a living monument to peace that will develop over the next 900 years.
FDAD Programme Coordinator
Tiffany Robinson studied interactive media for her MA (2005) making art films and immersive sci-art installations on perception and nanoscale. She is currently a tutor, mentor (The Art of Enquiry) and walking artist making intuitive drawings using natural and digital media. Her work deals with a post-modern estrangement from nature towards a being more than human through alignment with nature.