On Monday, artists, Chloe Briggs and Terry Smith made journeys from Paris and London respectively to visit us here at Islington Mill. Chloe and Terry were introduced to the Art Academy through the letter that we contributed to the Art Monthly 'Future of art education' debate and were interested to know more about the workings of the group.
Chloe is an artist and tutor at the Parsons school of Art and Design in Paris while Terry is an artist and drawing fellow at the Wimbledon College of Art in London. They both have a personal interest in art education having written on the subject and have both employed experimental teaching methods in their practice.
We gave them a tour of Islington Mill, introducing them to the way in which we work. We talked about our ideas for our education and how we are trying to achieve this through the Art Academy. We hope to work on some projects with Chloe and Terry in the near future.