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BRIDGE : a pracademic approach to building robust scaffolding for your art practice

Bridge Drawing
29 Jul 2021 to 16 Dec 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm Thursdays 29 July - 16 Dec 2020
A course for visual artists designed to develop research skills useful to advance your individual practice.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Workshop/Seminar
Browne school of Art
194 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn Auckland, 1021


Bridge is a course for visual makers. Run over 2 terms, the course is designed to help you develop and accelerate your art practice. The core aim is to build a robust research and contextual base that underpins your work. This may form a pathway towards undertaking academic study or further education. The course is designed to provide you with practical tools, frameworks and strategies towards developing research skills, self-directed practice, critical and independent thinking skills, advanced practical skills, writing skills, and building knowledge and confidence in the articulation about the ideas you are developing, and how your practice relates to contemporary visual art.  

This course has 3 hours contact per week, and 3 hours self-directed work to be completed between sessions.

Course content builds incrementally on completion of set tasks and self-initiated development of your work between sessions. There will be coursework (practice and research-based in relation to your ideas) deadlines/hand-ins throughout the 2 terms, and we will utilise an informal assessment model to help you gain a deeper understanding of progressions, strengths and areas for development in your work. The course structure, flexible facilitation style, and being part of a small cohort will provide one to one and group support for learners trying new things, an engaging environment for discovery learning, fun exercises, and will foster peer support systems. If this is the kind of stimulus, framework and or extension you want for your practice, enrol now!

This course is designed for intermediate practitioners who have a portfolio of existing work.

Bridge has been designed and will be delivered by Deborah Crowe, of Crowe Creative Art Services. With a sustained art practice and 25yrs+ experience of tertiary teaching, postgraduate supervision and professional artist mentoring, Deborah specialises in working with students, artists and creative professionals seeking a stronger grasp of how to research, ways to utilise research findings in your practice, and methods of building strong and informative ties between research and making. Deborah is known for facilitating learners’ development in a style that is energetic, informative, robust, and empathetic.

Limited to 10 places. Enrol through Browne School of Art.

Written by

Deborah Crowe

28 Jun 2021