Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?


Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?


26 × 22 cm | 8 × 10 in
30 ills | 80 pages

Editors: Ian Hartshorne, Donal Moloney, Magnus Quaife    

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The ways in which painting is taught within art schools and academies have undergone several significant changes in recent years. As the barriers between media have eroded into more fluid borders, art schools have responded by adapting and evolving. Many painting departments have been absorbed into general fine art courses, but the development of specialist painting courses and pathways still continues. How have these courses defined and redefined themselves to reflect the current artistic landscape, and how can painting maintain an identity within nonspecialist approaches?

This book includes contributions by Maggie Ayliffe and Christian Mieves, senior lecturers at Wolverhampton School of Art, who write about their Dirty Practice workshop that introduces risk and open-ended approaches to painting; Ian Gonczarow, who discusses how painting can be approached and taught in a post-analogue world; and Sarah Horton and Sarah Longworth-West, who detail their series of workshops that encourage a quick rotation through different, overlapping approaches to producing work.