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News as Art: Telling a Richer Story - Nottingham Trent University

News as Art: Telling a Richer Story - Nottingham Trent University

About the Course

On this two-day course, you’ll explore the link between news and artistic representation: how artists tell the news in their work and how we can represent ourselves and our histories.

You will ask:

Is there a link between the things we think matter and the way our lives, issues and histories appear in the news?

What happens if local people begin to make artwork about things they feel are important?

Is there a new form of local media and communication?

During this course, you’ll explore ideas of art and the space between word and image.

You’ll define and complete a project that expresses something that you feel is newsworthy using art, print, collage, imagination and life experience.

This might be a simple idea or something much bigger.

It’s also an opportunity to challenge the news through colour, line and texture, and to investigate what you’re drawn to about a subject.

On this course, you will:

- look at poster, propaganda and graffiti art
- complete guided exercises that explore form, colour and texture
- learn about art and communication
- create your own brief and produce your own pieces in art form
- develop further ideas for projects to continue working on after the course.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have created new artwork that is inspired by your vision of the world around you.

You’ll have ideas around narrative and communication, and feel part of a community of artists interested in sharing their work.

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have an interest in news, communication, asking questions and looking for new ways of communicating answers, questions and content.

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.

You'll find bright drawing and painting studio and workshop spaces to develop your ideas and create exciting work.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Click through above to book your place online.

If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Two days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 15


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users

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