A History Uncovered, A Future Imagined
A collaboration between ‘Art School Educated’ (Tate Research) and Paris College of Art
Paris College of Art hosted two events in June 2013 exploring the history and future of the Foundation course in Art and Design education.
A History Uncovered – at Tate Britain – featured a closed, discursive forum with art educators who have helped shape the history of the foundation course since its implementation.
A Future Imagined – at Paris College of Art – was a two-day event re-imagining the future of foundation teaching attended by educators, artists, designers, writers, and historians. Through practical workshops that include (but were not limited to) drawing, performance, writing, curating, code, collaboration, 3D making and video, we aimed to discover new ways of thinking about how we teach.
Edited by Chloe Briggs, 72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today is intended as a practical source book for teachers, students, and anyone curious to try.
Almost a hundred years have passed since Johannes Itten developed the Bauhaus’ pioneering preliminary course-later to be widely known as the model and inspiration for what later came to be called the Foundation Course in Art and Design. This book comes from a desire to understand the Foundation courses as they exist today.
72 short assignments from around the world offer a reflection of current concerns, experiments, and ideas from artists, designers, educators and historians-the methods, skills, approaches, and key insights that working artists and teachers consider crucial to teaching in the twenty-first century.
This book brings together exercises related to a two-part conference called “A History Uncovered; A Future Imagined: The Foundation Course in Art and Design,” a collaboration between ‘Art School Educated,’ Tate Research and Paris College of Art held in London and Paris in June 2013.
72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today is intended as a practical source book for teachers, students, and anyone curious to try.