When : October 2019 - September 2020
Where : NA
Application Deadline : 31 August 2019
Application Fee : 35bp
Stipend : Course fee is 1750bp
Turps Correspondence Course is an innovative project giving painters a critical perspective and challenging insight into their work, wherever they are based and at any point in their career, in the form of quarterly appraisals aimed at supporting their studio development.
During the year participants will engage in a structured two-way process during which time they will present images of works and, in turn, receive feedback from a dedicated mentor as well as the wider tutorial team at Turps Art School.
Applicants must have a personal email address, access to the internet and reasonable facilities to document work digitally.
Participants will be provided with a dedicated online folder at privateviews.com that will be visible to both themselves and the tutorial team. Participants will be expected to upload images of paintings, drawings, works in progress, sketchbook pages etc. during the duration of the course. It is important this is an ongoing process that best describes their output as this will allow the mentors to track developments and compile their observations at dedicated feedback points.
The application process is now open and applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until August 31st 2019, when the process will close until next year. Applicants can expect to hear about the success of their application within 6 weeks of Turps receiving it.
Programme mentors currently include: Dan Coombs, Covadonga Valdes, Katrina Blannin, David Leeson, Sarah Pickstone, Katie Pratt, Marcus Harvey, Phil Allen, Philip King, Sofia Silva, Colin Smith, Neal Tait, Emma Talbot, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Luke Dowd, Hannah Murgatroyd, Adam Hennessey, John Greenwood, Jake Clark and Geraldine Swayne.