DIY Educate

DIY Educate; a contemporary education programme run by artists, curators and other art professionals to encourage artistic development

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Posted: 10/03/2022



DIY is for those seeking to further their career in art or to gain further understanding into contemporary art and art practices.

From peer-led and one to one critiques, professional practice workshops as well as a number of artist’s and curator lectures, DIY Educate provides opportunities to learn, network, share ideas and knowledge, providing impetus for artists to develop their practice. DIY Educate also gives practical guides and resources to help artists survive in an unstable and competitive climate, making the most of their skills.

All our workshops and talks will be led by professional established artists, curators and arts practitioners, in cooperation with other arts organizations such as a-n, AIR and Artquest. Artists involved include Graham Crowley, Rosalind Davis, Elizabeth Murton, Nick Kaplony, Andrew Bryant, Jane Boyer, Annabel Tilley, Arnold Borgerth and Rob Turner, amongst others.

The DIY Educate program offers five areas of instruction. They are as follows:

 Nuts and Bolts Talks/ Workshops

The stuff they don’t teach you at art school….

A range of workshops designed to develop professional practice; whether it be writing an artist statement, applying for an exhibition, selling work, approaching galleries or increasing an artistic profile. The workshops will also focus on the practical side of surviving as an artist; whether through an arts related job, funding applications, private/public commissions, being a lecturer or delivering creative workshops.

Individual Tutorials

Opportunities to get critical feedback on artwork with established artists or curators. Tutorials will be led by Graham Crowley, one of the most distinguished living painters in the UK today, amongst others. These individual tutorials will help guide participants to consider issues of current critical debate which may have bearing on an art practice.

Engine ChatChat – art critique

Enging ChatChat started in 2007 in the kitchen of Cor Blimey artist and DIY co-founder, Elizabeth Murton, as an informal place to discuss work and get feedback from other artists. It is an opportunity for artists of any discipline to focus on the ideas, content and context of their work.

Curators and Artist Talks

Opportunities to listen learn and take part in discussions about artistic and curatorial processes and concepts. These talks are by established artists and curators from the RCA, Goldsmiths, Wimbledon and Chelsea College of Art as well as International Artists from Paraguay and Brazil.

Practical Workshops

Cor Blimey studio artists run a variety of workshops throughout the year, including photography and painting from Lecturers from the University of Arts London and Goldsmiths.

Education Programme launches in Spring 2011 with 3x Taster Events which are free for all:

Saturday February 26th 2011

Engine ChatChat ( peer crit ) 12-3pm

Artists and Curators in Dialogue 3.30-5pm

Tuesday 1st March 2011, 6.30-8.30pm

Nuts and Bolts Workshops :

Practical Guide to being an Artist

DIY Educate Membership is just £18 per year and allows access to all of these DIY workshops and talks for free or at a concessionary rate, with more opportunities throughout the year. Membership is not required to attend our workshops and talks but members will receive discounted rates on workshop fees and also a reduced rate on our Core Open Submission later in the year. Email educate@coregallery.co.uk for more information concerning membership.


"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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