How can Painting be taught in Art Schools?
Dr Jonathan Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, 2023
The re-validation of the BA Hons Fine Art programme at The Northern School of Art granted the opportunity for the programme team to reflect upon the myriad ways that painting can be taught within a contemporary art school context.
This presentation addresses how, as a programme team, we support our students to discover their personal practice, as well as support them in developing ‘traditional’ painting skills, and to apply the development of skills situated within digital imaging and new media approaches to painting.
This research also discusses how we support our painters to work in the ‘expanded field of painting’ and to explore the spaces between disciplines within the visual arts and further afield. Furthermore, this presentation explores how we teach our students to enable them to keep making paintings after they graduate.