why art?

Why do we do Visual Art?

For those who wonder about why people do ART, you can now take a look at this short video and then add comments below.

Regards Steve Gray

What do you want from art?

As a Student, or Artist, whichever position you are in, stop and have a think for a bit. What do you want from Visual Art.. and perhaps why do you want it.

Lets explore a little. Oh and feel free to give me feedback via the comments as I think this is a hot topic to think about.

Student

  • Learn about various materials and processes
  • Develop an understanding/appreciation of creative processes
  • Develop a body of work
  • Learn about the theory and history of Visual Art
  • Explore the cultural and or other implications of Visual Art
  • To explore and or respond to your subject matter
  • To develop concepts, issues and notions about your art in a contemporary context (self – wider community – global)
  • Other?

Artist

  • To explore and or respond to your subject matter
  • To develop concepts, issues and notions about your art in a contemporary context (self – wider community – global)
  • To perhaps make $$ from the sale of your works
  • To experience the responses your audience has about your works
  • As a device to build your status…
  • Other?

Note at the Artist’s level the wants can be different to the student’s but there is a solid overlap.

Would working on these points assist or hinder the people involved? or would it provide a springboard for further discussion, development etc…

Let us know what you think!ah373 ah288

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