"Praxis Enrichment: Writing and Research" Worksop With Andrew Cooks


The course considers the research and writing process for artists.

We will study the stages of research writing: reading, preparing for writing, collecting material, the writing process itself, editing, re-writing and citing sources. We will look at what makes writing engaging and exciting—both for the reader and the writer.
Exercises and short assignments are designed to overcome anxiety and/or blockage in the face of academic blurb and bluff.


Andrew Cooks was born in Sydney and is a painter. He has recently completed his PhD with Monash University in Melbourne. His research takes the pleasure garden as a model, together with pattern and decoration, and uses the concept of rambling – a walk for pleasure with neither route nor destination – to investigate his spatial experience. Andrew’s work has been exhibited in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States, and he has been teaching in a variety of academic institutions and community settings in Australia and the United States since 1982. He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at Dutchess Community College in upstate New York.

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