Documenting temporary artworks

Fire, Water and Decay Emma - one of my 2nd year visual arts students -  is interested in the process of decomposition and destruction by fire. She’s interested in the way things change as they end their existence, the visual qualities and the nature of change. She has been burning things and watching/filming natural objects decay and decompose as time passes. She has also been filming ripples in water, (” the impact of a splash”) as well using ‘ripple’ photos as the ...

Did you know there was a DP student VIRTUAL ART GALLERY?

Actually there are TWO virtual art galleries, one showcasing student art from around 1997 – 2007 and the other from 2009 to the present. Here are four examples of DP student artwork over the last 10 years, two images taken from each site. Neither is password protected and both galleries contain a large and varied assortment of student art from schools all over the world, with work in ceramics, drawing, mixed media, ‘computer’, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture etc, arranged either according to ...

Skills vs Concept

“How much time do you spend teaching skills, as opposed to, say, discussing originality or the art and culture of different times?" There is no simple answer - because students are all different. It depends on who you get in your art class. It tends to change with every new group of students, and it also changes over the course of the programme. My school has a very fluid student population and a fairly wide ‘open door’ policy with regard to admission ...

Brave New World: the e-CRB

I’m currently involved in a correspondence on the OCC visual arts forum about the interview, exchanging posts with some teachers who feel that a video of the interview will give a better representation of the interview than an audio recording. I’m not sure that’s necessarily true, but either way the time it’s taking – to set up, record and edit - especially if you have a lot of students – is causing some angst and anguish. Also, they seem to think that ...