Welcome to Art Bridge II Online
What is Art Bridge?
Art Shape has received generous funding from Arts Council England to run Art Bridge II: a program of creative development for artists who face disabling barriers and wish to develop or progress their artistic career, the programme begins on 20th April 2016 and finishes in December 2016. The course comprises of face-to-face sessions with studio time and an online course, which includes content from the studio sessions as well as additional content.
The online course will:
This online platform has been split into three sections; Art Techniques, Professional Practice, and Studio Content.
Accessing the Content
When you start on the online course you will be invited by email and will receive updates every time some new information is added, for example when your fellow students contribute to the discussion with a comment or new content is added. That way you can keep up to date with anything happening on the course.
If you are new to online learning, don't worry. It might take a bit of getting used to but your mentor and Art Shape staff will be regularly available to guide and support you. This course can be worked through at your own pace so there are no deadlines for completing tasks, however it is good to keep your momentum going once you start and we will help you by being in regular contact.
You will be able to become actively involved in a private online group where you can reflect on your work and engage with other students to share ideas and expand on your knowledge. This is done through the discussion section on this website, sometimes the tutor will pose questions to you and the other students- so keep checking this section!
We aim to make this course accessible to those facing barriers of any kind. If you need specific help, we will speak to you before beginning the course to identify how we can help you access the content and any other specific needs you may have.
What do I need to do this course?
This is where you can access the content for each week, in each weeks content you will find links to the tasks as well as printable versions.
Your tutors will schedule 'live sessions' this is where you can have private conversations with your tutor and group presentations from your tutor. You may need headphones and access to flash player.
This is where you can access all of the tasks for the course, they are broken down into session exercises. To submit a task simply write a comment or add a file at the bottom of the task page where it says answer here. If the task is asking you to contribute to a discussion simply write completed on the task page when you are done. You tutor will response with feedback when you have returned a task.
In this section you can participate in discussions set up by your tutor. The Forums are broken down into session topics, you can also add a new discussion if you wish to talk to your fellow participants.
For help navigating the site or if you have any questions regarding the course, contact the Art Shape Office:
Tel: 01452 863855