We are very pleased to take part as faculty members in this project. Our contribution is a charcoal drawing workshop.
Bob and Roberta Smith FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL
A vocal campaigner on art school education, the artist researched the provision of art education in Folkestone. He realised that all the skills and knowledge required are already there – they just need to be recognised and appreciated differently. His artwork is in four parts: the ‘declaration’ that FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL; a series of twelve short pedagogical videos available at www.folkestonetriennial.co.uk; a ‘directory’ of art teaching facilities and talents; and a teaching programme (and exhibition) delivered by a ‘faculty’ of locally based artists and teachers, to a ‘cohort’ of students selected for tuition by their secondary schools. This artwork is not an art school: it points at the art school.