Category: Illustration

The Scholarship of Illustration: visually interpreting complex narratives

Illustration plays an important role in 21st century storytelling, and working with writers and poets on ‘live’ briefs is just one aspect of student scholarship at Hereford College of Arts. Below, illustration course leader Neil Hadfield explains the recent cross-college and external collaborations with author Nicola Davies. These opportunities are part of the scholarships of teaching and learning and application;… Read more →

Opening up the conversation: when external experts share practice and research

Thanks to Neil Hadfield, the leader of our BA (Hons) Illustration course, who invited Dr. Peter Wakelin and Clive Hicks-Jenkins to HCA last week. This was one of the most interesting events I’ve participated in this year. Peter’s talk took us on a fast-paced journey through Welsh landscape painting, with a focus on the romantic and neo-romantic movements and how… Read more →

Partnership learning communities in an arts college context

In ‘Partnership Learning Communities:  A guide for college-based Higher Education’  Eaton (2016) puts forward the idea of a ‘fuzzy interface’ where exciting pedagogic practice can begin. Of course, the difficulty here is defining what constitutes a fuzzy interface, particularly within an arts-based context where the traditional notion of the ‘employer’ might be at variance from other technical disciplines. Considering the… Read more →

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 →

Creative Lunch 2: Empathy

Aine Venables (L5 Illustration lecturer) is researching how student and staff co-creation and definitions of ‘empathy’ can support outcomes in practical work.  During our second ‘creative lunch’ of the series (and the first held in our lovely Research Space) we had the opportunity to discuss ideas of empathy and how the concept could be of value to our students. The… Read more →