FROM COUCH TO ARTIST: A 9-STEP PROGRAMME FOR GCSE AND A LEVEL STUDENTS
Apologies, the title might be unfair. For art students everywhere this year has been totally disrupted. 'Lockdown' has been a significant challenge for many. Precious studio time has been stolen and squeezed. So what's with 'Couch to Artist? ' Well, let's be honest still, some students (not you, obviously) have openly admitted to 10 hours-a-day binge-watching Netflix and trawling Tik Tok, and it turns out this doesn't get the doodling done.
Home-learning might not be ideal, but whether you are approaching Year 11 or 13, there's something to be said for short-term goals and timely deadlines. And if I've learnt anything from Joe Wicks over lockdown it's the appeal of a structured work-out. So, for art students everywhere - and hopefully of benefit for teachers too - what follows is a 9-step programme to help you get positively ripped for Art lessons to come.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each week a task will be added below for you to complete. Over 9 tasks, with reference to our Threshold Concepts (9 'big art ideas'), you will be challenged to produce new work - all potentially submittable as coursework. Most importantly, the knowledge and experiences gained should help you grow as an authentic and informed artist, setting you up for future creative challenges.
Week 1: Marks; Words
An opportunity to consider the type of art you want to produce AND the words that might help you to understand and articulate this in more depth. Consider a range of approaches (and reasons) for making art and produce an experimental text-inspired response.