Your Assignment is to spend your life figuring out what your assignment is.
-Kevin Kelly, TED conference, 2005
In November 2013, PCA press published, 72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today edited by Chloe Briggs. The book brought together exercises related to a two-part conference called, A History Uncovered; A Future Imagined: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today, a collaboration between ‘Art School Educated’, Tate Research and Paris College of Art held in London and Paris in June 2013.
72 Assignments is intended as a practical source book for teachers, students and anyone curious to try. We have selected three assignments from the project that you can download and that we invite you to respond to.
1. Heart Drawing Exercise, by Chloe Briggs (Head of Foundation, PCA)
2. A Booklet of Diptychs: Images Making Each Other Sing, by Cathrine Winsnes (Artist, Designer and Instructor in the Foundation Course and the Communication Design Program at PCA)
3. Psychological Tool, by Jude Lewis (Sculptor and Professor at Syracuse University’s School of Art and Design)
To be featured on our PCA Instagram account, work created from these assignments can be posted using#72assignments.
If you enjoy these assignments you can purchase 72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art & Design.