Whinge, whinge, whinge. I'm three weeks deep into my second unit. I knew it was going to be a sucky one because it's all theory with not a pencil or paintbrush in sight. But seriously, can't at least one of the required readings actually be about art? So far it's been solely philosophy and religion. I … Continue reading Too Much Philosophy and Not Enough Art
I'm not going to give you any excuses, life is busy, that is all there is to it. But I'm here now. I completed my first unit of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), and I'm very pleased to say that I achieved an overall result of High Distinction. I'm torn between feeling chuffed, and … Continue reading It’s a bit dusty around here…
It took only a day's deliberation before I decided to go ahead and sign up for the full Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) with Curtin University, via Open Universities Australia. This is not an ad, and I am not affiliated with either OUA or Curtin (other than being a student). I've always lamented my lack … Continue reading Jumping in with both feet
I haven't been spending all my time breathing smoke and complaining about being tired since the New Year. While I haven't been following a formal plan I have still been reading each evening. Earlier this month I procured myself a copy of Discourses on Painting and the Fine Arts, delivered at the Royal Academy, by … Continue reading Homework Friday – Learning like the Old Masters.
It's fair to say that the second half of 2018 did not go to plan. My 9-5 job had to become a priority as a couple of projects were derailed. While October to December is usually a quiet period for me, last year we were flat out until the Christmas break. Such is life. So … Continue reading The best laid plans…
After a lot of research, thought, and basically just trying to figure out what is realistic, I think I've finally come up with a learning plan that works for me. The basic framework for the plan comes partially from Dorothy Sayers' essay "The Lost Tools of Learning", and partially from an adapted version of a … Continue reading A realistic learning plan
Last night my bedtime reading was "The Lost Tools of Learning", a speech given by Dorothy Sayers in Oxford, 1947. You can buy a copy very cheaply online as an ebook, or you can also find it for free with a quick Google search. The copy I accessed was found through Trivium Education's website, and … Continue reading The Lost Tools of Learning