Starting off with introductory group projects, our new Foundation students have been encouraged to get to know each other whilst exploring creative rules and the application of found objects within artistic practice. In the spirit of Bauhaus, students have been asked to work as a community of artists, breaking traditional pupil-teacher dynamics and marking the beginning of an exciting year ahead.
New student Nia Fekri who is studying on the Foundation Fine Art specialist pathway, tells us about her experience so far:
‘I joined the Foundation course from Oxford where I lived and went to sixth form. I’m currently studying the Fine Art specialist pathway and I’m excited to see what we are going to be working on. I wanted to join this Foundation course because I wanted to live in London and have access to incredible resources. I learn by being constantly surprised by the people around me.
The induction project was great, in groups we had to come up with a piece based on the similarities and differences between us, exploring our group through a piece of artwork. We are now working on a project that involves found objects and day to day things. We have to come up with rules that dictate to us a certain way of making, one of my rules is that I have to repeat every mark I make three times. This has been a very challenging and thought provoking exercise and has made me consider the context and history related to the making of an artwork. Through the Foundation course I am looking forward to improving my artistic practice and widening my knowledge of the contemporary art scene.’
Here are a few more shots from the first week of Foundation 2015:
If you are interested in finding our more about our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course starting in September 2016, please visit our website course pages or come along to one of our Open Days.