Applications open: Correspondence Course for Painters 2017–18

Applications open: Correspondence Course for Painters 2017–18

Turps Education

Clockwise from top left: Emma Roche, Iain Andrews, Stevie Dix (Correspondence Course 2016–17).

July 11, 2017
Applications open: Correspondence Course for Painters 2017–18

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017
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The correspondence course is an innovative project giving painters a critical perspective and challenging insights into their practice, wherever they are and at any point in their career, in the form of quarterly appraisals aimed at supporting their studio development.

During the year participants will engage in a two way process, during which time, they will present works and in turn receive feedback from a dedicated mentor as well as the wider tutorial team at Turps Art School.

Applicants must have a personal email address, access to the internet and reasonable facilities to document work digitally.

Participants will be provided with a dedicated online folder at that will be visible to both themselves and the tutorial team. Participants will be expected to upload works, drawings, works in progress, sketchbook pages etc. during the duration of the course. It is important this is an ongoing process that best describes their out put as this will allow the mentors to track developments and compile their observations at dedicated feedback points.

The Application process is now open and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until 31st August 2017, when the process will close until next year. Applicants can expect to hear about the success of their application within four weeks of Turps receiving it. 

2016/17 mentors: Marcus Harvey, Phillip Allen, Katrina Blannin, Jennifer Coates, Dan Coombs, Phil King, David Leeson, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Colin Smith, Sofia Silva, Neal Tait, Emma Talbot, Covadonga Valdes 

“Turps Correspondence Course was a lot more than simply an online course. It provided me with an opportunity to connect with a dedicated mentor, the wider teaching community at Turps and a new peer group. Fifteen years since graduating at degree, it was a challenge to articulate my practice sepcifically and honestly. But I gained enormous rewards from the process. The deadlines enforced a new commitment to both practical and theoretical aspects of my work, and the feedback from my mentor was consistently insightful, knowledgeable adn full of encouragement. I left greatly strengthened by the process.” Roisin Fogarty, Turps Correspondence Course 2013–14 and John Moores Painting Prize Shortlisted Artist 2016.

“Turps Art School is an amazing independent minded project, it’s sort of staggering that it exists at all let alone that it’s actually very effective.” Matthew Collings, painter, critic, broadcaster, writer, 2017


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