27 – 30 July 2020
TUTOR Fraser Taylor
DAY Monday – Thursday 10am – 3pm
DATES Monday 27 July – Thursday 30 July (4 days)
AGES 13 – 19
LOCATION Art Studios
During this four day workshop there will be a commitment to creating and developing a portfolio of original artwork which will help define your creative skills, ability and interests. The portfolio will propel you towards a career within the visual arts and provide the core of your application to art school. Together we will explore and experiment with a range of traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing 2D + 3D, painting, collage and mono-printing. You will identify your personal interests in relation to subject, process, and materials, and acquire the skills to mount a visually vibrant and relevant professional portfolio. Together we will unleash your creative potential.
You will learn the practical skills required to create a striking portfolio which presents your creative interests in terms of skill, competence, and innovation.
You will gain a critical understanding of your work and develop the knowledge and ability to identify your strengths and establish ways to advance and develop your ideas. This will be within the context of contemporary art and understanding your relationship to the art world today.
Understand the importance of professional presentation and construct a portfolio which presents a clear vision of your capacity to produce visually important work.
Fraser Taylor co-founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on contemporary textile design and production. Since 1983 he has developed an interdisciplinary art practice and exhibited internationally, and his curatorial projects have included innovative collaborations with visual artists, designers, and contemporary dance. As an educator he has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions, and from 2001 until 2017 was a Visiting Artist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow and co-founded The Textile Collective. Fraser studied textile design at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art.