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ARB Part 1 Portfolio
» September 2004 - July 2005
xshop is an assemblage of workshops and associated studios where the art and science of working with tools and machinery is taught. Populated by students, artists, craftsmen and artisans who wish to study, teach and work outside the norms of an 'art school', xshop provides spaces, machinery and tools for the creation of works through manual creative processes. With a student population of around 220, xshop has 15 FT academics, 8 PT academics, 8 workshop technicians and a large pool of occasional lecturers on an ad-hoc basis. Courses include metal-design, wood-working, glass-blowing, printmaking and associated print arts. A fiercely independent film photography unit is found deep within the workshops. Teaching mainly occurs within the large workshops and associated studios, with teaching rooms available for non-technical tution. A library and other student services are also located on site..
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» Tutors: Lynda Wilson, Malcolm Jones