Posts tagged "school"
BRAVE NEW ART SCHOOL

BRAVE NEW ART SCHOOL

    I just read a post in Jonathan Jones’ art blog about the new Turps Art School in South London; a school that teaches painting in a contemporary context without charging the massive tuition fees of university art schools. By contemporary context I mean that this is no reactionary or classicist endeavour out to...
LEWITT ON THE WALL

LEWITT ON THE WALL

    Following the quote by Sol LeWitt that I posted some time back I was contacted by the Creative Team of Avenues School in New York, who were working on a video about LeWitt’s Wall Drawings, a couple of which have been installed in their institution – Why can’t all schools be like this?...
IT'S A GIRLS ARTWORLD

IT’S A GIRLS ARTWORLD

    At the beginning of the academic season some years back I remember remarking to a colleague that I was under the impression that there were more female than male students at our art school, and he informed me that the exact ratio was 60:40. I don’t know why he’d bothered to memorise this...
LET'S TAKE A LOOK UNDER ROTHKO'S HOOD! (2)

LET’S TAKE A LOOK UNDER ROTHKO’S HOOD! (2)

    This post is a follow up to Let’s Take a Look Under the Hood, which you can read here.   On the theme of art school critiques (or crits) and the need for a student to talk about his or her work or not, I think it’s important to differentiate between two ways...
LET'S TAKE A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD! (1)

LET’S TAKE A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD! (1)

  What can you tell us about your piece? Nothing What’s it about? Nothing Where did you get the inspiration or idea? I don’t know… nowhere Can you explain it to us? There’s nothing to explain, you just look at it   This is an exchange I’ve been through a thousand times with students of...
SUCH IS IMAGINATION!

SUCH IS IMAGINATION!

Stuart Pearson Wright, “The Lady who liked to sit in the chair by the front door” Image:www.stuartpearsonwright.com _ I don’t know why I remembered all this whilst painting in the studio today but I did: in the 1990′s when I was a postgraduate student at the Slade School of Art, one of the guys on...