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Experimenting as research

Taking risks, trying new things and making discoveries are all part of artistic practice.

Andrea Atkinson
Artist Andrea Atkinson

In Art & Design, experimenting in the studio is an essential research tool. Make notes and record both the results of your experiments and your responses to the process. Support your experimentation with observation and reading about the work of others.

The following pages begin with some FAQs about experimenting in Art & Design answered by Associate Professor Robert Nelson. You can also find advice about experimenting for your assignments and to expand your practice, as well as some handy staff tips. Experimentation can lead to unexpected and sometimes astonishing results, so enjoy it!

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