Whether you need a bit of a boost to begin a new project, or are craving some peer-to-peer feedback and discussion, this is a rigorous week of making and discussion designed to galvanise your work and support you to take the next steps in your practice.
This course will be delivered through a combination of group discussion, talks/screenings and individual tutorials, with specific goals for the week identified by each student in discussion with the tutor. These may be focussed on making, researching or on wider professional practice such as offering support in developing towards a funding application or exhibition proposal. We will engage with and discuss contemporary artists / artworks, as well as dedicating time to focus on individual studio work. Best suited to students with some experience, who feel confident in identifying a theme or direction for their work.
This course is open to artists working in a diverse range of media including but not limited to scultpure, drawing, sound, painting, video, installation, performance, printmaking, artists books. All are welcome and activities / discussions will be tailored to the bespoke group of artists on the course.
There are no specific materials required for this course, though a notebook and pen will be handy. The group will be working across a diverse range of media and ideas, and it is understood that students should have available at home the basic materials and facilities they need to undertake their particular project. Guidance on this can be given on this prior to the course if needed.
All UK-based students will be provided with an A4 Leith School of Art sketchbook and set of 3 paintbrushes. These will be sent by post prior to the course. If booking within 3 days of the course start date we can not guarantee that these items will reach you in time for the beginning of the course.
Summer School Online
All courses require a computer or tablet device with:
- stable internet connection
- camera (for video calls and photographing your work)
- microphone (for video calls)
Courses will take place using Google Classroom, and are limited to 15 students to allow for quality one-to-one teaching.