15 Methods: 20 Questions features interviews with foundation course leaders, and leaders of schools, national campaign groups, and museum departments. It provides an insight into the process, value and potential of art education and methods of teaching art and design that go beyond imitation or perfecting a set of technical skills.
In the book, Andrew Brewerton, Tim Bolton and Stephen Felmingham muse on a varying number of subjects including: teaching as art practice; building a 'continuum' of art education; working with local communities; the national curriculum, and what an 'art school ethos' is, amongst other things.
The book, which is published by Q-Arts, and edited by Sarah Rowles and Jo Allen, is a ‘must-read’ for anyone considering further study in art and design in the UK. With contributions from a broad selection of leading arts institutions such as The Sorrell Foundation, Victoria & Albert Museum and University of the Arts, London, it is also an insightful read for those who are curious about where an art education might lead and who it is for. Many of our favourite household UK artists began their careers on foundation courses; the book also sheds light on why contemporary art looks as it does today.
15 Methods: 20 Questions is available online, on Kindle, and a selection of bookshops including: Tate Modern; Ikon Gallery; Blackwell’s; Cafe Gallery Projects and Foyles.