tAP Practitioner

Why TAP?

TAP has come about through the perceived need for an independent art school that can respond immediately to the actual practical needs of its students without ‘teaching to the test’. The unique character of the course is that it involves a high level of tutor time with a wide range of national and international artists, giving a range of different experiences and perspectives over the course of the year’s course.

Aims of the course

The Practitioner’s course is akin to an art foundation, combining practical skills with individual tuition and group discussion. It is suitable for early-stage artists trying to find a meaningful direction in order to develop a consistent art practice.

Experimentation in a variety of mediums and techniques offers you the opportunity to take risks, to play and try alternative approaches in order to expand the possibilities around your practice. Ultimately, the course will help you to identify and focus on your particular strengths and develop these in depth over a sustained period of time.

 

course structure

The Practitioner’s course is akin to an art foundation, combining practical skills with individual tuition and group discussion. It is suitable for early-stage artists trying to find a meaningful direction in order to develop a consistent art practice.

Experimentation in a variety of mediums and techniques offers you the opportunity to take risks, to play and try alternative approaches in order to expand the possibilities around your practice. Ultimately, the course will help you to identify and focus on your particular strengths and develop these in depth over a sustained period of time.

 

 

Outcomes

You will have a clearer sense of a direction within your practice and be in the process of creating a consistent body of work, possess an in depth knowledge in the use of materials, processes and approaches used in the production of making art, and have the confidence to elevate your work to the next level by finding your own ‘voice’ and becoming the artist that you want to be.

Upon completion of this course you will be eligible to move directly to the advanced course

 

Who is eligible

This course is suitable for for early-stage artists trying to find a meaningful direction in order to develop a consistent art practice.

  nuts & Bolts

 

 

 

Each year group is restricted to ten to twelve selected students, ensuring more tutor time and the space to develop and grow alongside a supportive group of peers

 

Entrance is through a portfolio interview, which if required may take place online through Skype.

 

The course runs over a period of seven weekends with an approximate gap of eight weeks studio time between each weekend. The seventh weekend is dedicated to the final year show.

 

The course takes place in two locations in the creative quarter of Norwich at St Mary’s Works and in the grounds of Mannington Hall in Itteringham.

 

We work with a core of professional artists based in Norfolk, supported by a larger group of visiting national and international based artists and curators.

 

Themes may include The Natural Landscape, Portraiture, Still Life, The Urban landscape. Gender. The Everyday, Consumerism etc. Practical skills may include. : Observational Drawing & development through sketches, Investigating materials and surfaces including stretching and priming, Colour mixing and theor, .Play & performance, Mono Printing, Experimenting with mediums, Photography & composition, 3D construction and Using Digital programmes (Photoshop & illustrator).

 

Visiting artists who have an expertise in particular themes, skills or processes will lead the weekend and conduct a slide talk to illustrate the link between their work and the skills or processes used over the weekend.

 

Peer participation in-group discussions are encouraged, and will ultimately help to form a bond and a supportive network amongst the year group.

 

Whole group discussions will focus on art and ideas related to the particular theme of the weekend. This may take place in the school itself, during a studio visit or at a gallery.

 

All participants will have the opportunity to take part in organising the final year show.

 

Online ‘What’s app’/ Skype tutorials are available if you are unable to attend a session, including a weekender kit.

 

This course is not certified, however upon completion of the course, participants are invited to join the TAP ‘family’, contribute to its development and growth, take advantage of its opportunities whilst continuing to grow and develop as artists amongst a supportive network of peers.

An accommodation list is available upon request.

 

 

Course Dates 2019 – 20 (Sat –Sun)

 

7-8th September 2019

2nd-3rd November 2019

11-12th January 2020

7 -8th March 2020

2nd -3rd May 2020

27- 28th June 2020

11th – 12th July 2020

 

 

Course Costs – £2400

 

Payable in 4 instalments: £100 upon acceptance

£700 at the start of the course

£800 0n the 1st October 2019 

£800 on the 2nd November 2019

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS OPENS ON 1st July 2019 

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