Author: sarahjanejeffery2013

Creative Capture

I am thrilled to present a further guest blog post from Aine Venables, Illustration Lecturer at HCA. This post outlines some innovative digital capture planned for next week. The possibilities here are endless – very exciting!   Aine and Marion, with the technical help of Nick Brown and Oli Cameron-Swan, will be inventively recording a book arts workshop with the Extended… Read more →

War and Art in Northern Denmark

A great ‘Creative Lunch’ yesterday with Alex Thimm presenting and explaining his current  photographic work. Alex’s current project seems to me to capture moments from multiple narrative ‘lines’ and the individual images he showed us can be read within multiple contexts, each context bringing a different meaning to the piece. Placed together the work explores ‘the dichotomy between areas of intense… Read more →

#CClasses at HCA

I’m really excited about a project we’re about to participate in at HCA. #CClasses is a collaborative venture– an ‘open’ initiative designed by Jonathan Worth, of Phonar and Phonar Nation. Jonathan has created a learning framework that uses social media as a tool to support (and open up) learning in less formal digital spaces. The format supports notetaking skills (important… Read more →

Research workshop and cake, anyone?

I’m sending out an open invitation to tea for all students enrolled on HE courses at HCA this week. Here’s the draft: The tea party has three aims: To see how students might want to use our lovely research space To invite students to work as project teams to realise some of the ideas from our earlier workshop To introduce the idea behind #CClasses, and… Read more →

‘Pragmatic’ scholarship at Gloscol

Last Thursday I discussed notions of scholarship and ideas as to how we might best develop research and scholarship at Gloucestershire college. I left thinking how lucky I was to be working with such an informed group of professionals and hoping that we can somehow create the space to dig deeper, develop our initial responses and identify ‘wicked problems’ to solve… Read more →

WalesNexus Conference at UWTSD

A great day last Wednesday at the Wales Nexus conference 2016. Held in Carmarthen, and organised by the University of Wales Trinity St David, we had a rich programme of talks and workshops, with a focus on teaching and learning in today’s HE environment. In Welsh, dyscu is the word for both ‘teach’ and ‘learn’, and I don’t present this as an ‘interesting aside’; rather… Read more →

Espace Digital Dance Conference – Coventry University

Welcome to our first guest blog! Huge thanks to Gillian Hipp for sharing her conference experience with us. Gillian is a lecturer in Performing Arts (dance and movement) here at HCA. She is also a choreographer for Aerial Dance Hereford. I spent last Wednesday at Coventry University attending the Espace Digital Dance Conference  We were introduced to and got to… Read more →