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Bridge (abridged) : a professional development course for visual artists

Bridge (abridged) a course for artists
Bridge (abridged) a course for artists
Bridge (abridged) a course for artists
Bridge (abridged) a course for artists
25 Jul 2022 to 26 Sep 2022
9.30am - 12.30pm Mondays
A 10 week course designed for makers in any visual arts discipline that provides tools and strategies to develop and accelerate your art practice.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Workshop/Seminar
Studio One Toi Tū (meeting Room 5)
1 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Bridge(abridged) is designed to provide artists with practical tools, frameworks and strategies towards developing research skills, accelerating self-directed practice and honing critical and independent thinking skills. The course covers content to support advancing your practical skills, practicing writing skills, and building knowledge and confidence around the articulation of the ideas you are developing. You will investigate how your practice relates to contemporary visual culture. 

This course has 3 hours of contact per week on Mondays, and a min of 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 throughout the 10 weeks. 

The course structure, flexible facilitation style, and being part of a small cohort provides one to one and group support for artists trying new things; an engaging environment for discovery learning; fun exercises; and fosters peer support systems. If this is the kind of stimulus, framework and or extension you want for your practice, enrol now!

Bridge(abridged) has been designed and is 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 artists, students and creative professionals seeking a stronger grasp of how to research, ways to utilise research findings in their practice, and methods of building strong and informative ties between research and its relationship to making. Deborah is known for facilitating learners’ development in a style that is energetic, informative, robust, and empathetic.

Limited to 10 places. To enrol, or for more information, email:

Previous participants have said:

The content has been immensely useful. The tools and other exercises have already been implemented in my practice.

Excellent mix of academic and practical. Right amount of challenge. Clear explanations. Like the mix of group discussion and structured exercises.

Enthusiastic, multi-layered, humorous. Engaging and great at creating strong group dynamic.