Calling all artists, creatives, designers, hackers, makers, parents, performers and students! Please join us for a series of exciting free talks that question: What is an art school? Can we teach art? What is the point?

Artist Bob and Roberta Smith is proposing a model for learning and teaching (and learning to teach) that is genuinely inclusive and collaborative, based on skill development and skill sharing. Learn how you can participate in FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL, one of 21 new commissions for Folkestone Triennial 2017.

We want to see and hear from you; the FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL programme will grow out of the passions and expertise of those that are working or living in Folkestone and who want to share their skills.


Inspiration (getting started)
Thu 9 Mar, 6.30pm – 8pm
Beth Walker (The Edge)
Jon Papworth (The Glassworks Sixth Form Centre)
Neil Griffiths (Arts Emergency)
Location: The Glassworks Sixth Form Centre, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1JG
Thu 16 Mar, 6.30pm – 8pm
Alex Shady (Central Saint Martins)
Rob MacDonald (UCA)
Tania McCormack (Creative Foundation)
Location: Dance Easy, 19 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ


Thu 23 Mar, 6.30pm – 8pm
Anna Colin (Open School East)
Stephanie Maeseele (Turps Banana)
Location: The Drawing Room, Grand Hotel, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL


Where Am I
Thu 20 Apr, 6.30pm – 8pm
Lisa Oulton (Future Foundry)
Diane Dever (Folkestone Fringe)
Location: Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, Folkestone  CT19 5AE


Thu 27 Apr, 6.30pm – 8pm
Lewis Biggs (Folkestone Triennial Curator)
Brigitte Orasinski (Strange Cargo)
Dr Terry Perk (UCA)
Karen Pamplin Brown (Folkestone Art Room)
Location: Strange Cargo, 43 Geraldine Road, Cheriton, Folkestone CT19 4BD


Workshop Workshop
Thu 4 May, 6pm – 8.30pm
This is YOUR opportunity to pitch to become part of the FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL faculty.
Location: Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone CT20 1QH


For more information please email

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