JULY TALK AND TASK
We were very encouraged by the multitude of creative responses from June Jamboree that we now bring you for the month of July TASK and TALK. This month we will look at how artists work, by giving an insight into their processes and the highlighting the importance of why process is integral in the making of a work.
Every Friday Morning @11 am: we will continue to have a BHA Live Coffee Catch-up. Book your place here before 7pm Thursday.
Every Friday Evening: we will post on our website an interview or short video of an artist speaking personally about their work. This may give some insights into both to the character of the work they are making and the interesting ideas that stimulate their work.
Every Monday: after having the weekend to look at the talk and think about it, we will post a task
The Weekly Word Facebook group and #bhaweeklyword Instagram pages are still the places to share your work with the on-line community.
All of us at Bridge House Art believe that life and art is interconnected and that learning is a gateway to exploration on many levels. Be it a Summer School or the full-time Portfolio Course, we encourage students to think and develop their work from a point of interest that is so stimulating to them that they just can’t wait to get on with it!
So over the month of July we want to work with you to find what it is you love to do. We hope to help you find the processes that inform the essence of your personal creativity, that is ready and waiting to burst open - just like a garden in mid-summer.
Here is an excellent quote from a small, but very powerful, book by Kit White an artist and teacher. The book is 101 things to learn in art school-
Art is the product of Process - “whether conceptual, experimental, emotional or formal, the process you develop yields the image you produce. The materials you choose, the methods of production, the sources of the images should all reflect the interests that command your attention.
The process does not stop with each work completed. It is on-going. The cumulative result of that process is a body of work. “
So there you have it!.
This is what we have planned for July. The first Talk will be published on the website on Friday 3rd and the first Task published on Monday 6th.
Friday 3rd July Talk with Rosanna Dyke
Monday 6th July Task: watch this space!
A note from the BHA team: Over the last few weeks, many of you have been getting in touch to ask if there was a way to contribute or make a donation towards the work we are doing. We thank those of you that have already generously donated independently; some have likened it to buying us a virtual cup of coffee, some included a cake, others have alluded treating us to dinner! Overall, your comments and feedback have affirmed how important it is for us to safeguard the future of Bridge House Art.
After much consideration we have added a donation button to our page. It is entirely by voluntary contribution and only if you feel inclined to support us. We hope you do as we want to be here for you in the future and above all want to see you in person at Bridge House Art in a safer future.
At Bridge House Art, we aim to continue to bring you content, regardless of any donation, during this uncertain time. We have listened to your comments and feedback from our initial projects - On this Day was a huge success, but some found the daily task a bit overwhelming and were anxious if they missed a day. Weekly Word has enjoyed another creative following, but the daily connection with the group was missed by quite a few. June Jamboree was the last task which introduced our Friday Live Coffee Catch-up and now we have July Talk and Task where we will bring you a new talk and a process based task every week.
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Remember: If you would like to share your work, the BHA Weekly Word Facebook group and #bhaweeklyword on Instagram, is still the place.