Graham Dunning

art tutor

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Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom
Graham Dunning | art tutor

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I am a practising artist and tutor. I teach Experimental Sound Art at Mary Ward Centre and lead workshops in various aspects of my own art practice from my studio or off site at other galleries or educational establishments.
I have a PGDE teaching qualification and several years experience working with community groups, both from an educational background and a social care perspective.

Group Classes

Experimental Sound Art: 10 week evening course

Invent, create, play! This course will allow you to explore sound as an art form using instruments, voice, recordings and technology. The emphasis will be on exploration and experimentation.

Who is this course for
This course is open to people with any level of knowledge and experience. An interest in sound, experimental music, performance or contemporary art would be useful. Previous musical experience is not required, but neither is it a disadvantage.

What does this course cover
This is a practical course on which you will explore a range of skills and techniques. You will learn about important sound artists and experimental musicians, and their influence and methods. The course explores ways of listening to, appreciating and analysing experimental music and sound art. You will review and critique your own work to develop your Sound Art practice.

What will it be like
Every session includes experimentation with different sound making, recording or manipulating techniques. You will make music and sound in different groups and individually, using different compositional and improvisatory methods. You will evaluate your own work and others in the group, listening back to pieces and discussing them. There will also be regular individual tutorials throughout the course for feedback from the tutor.

What else do you need to buy or do
All equipment and materials will be provided: you don't need to buy anything but there will be opportunities for you to use your own equipment and instruments too. There will be advice on cheap to buy or make equipment for you to start building a collection of sound making instruments. There is no set homework but plenty of recommendations for further research through reading and listening, and of course practising sound making and experimenting in your own time.

What this course could lead to
The course is a practical introduction to Sound Art and Experimental Music and as such is a first step towards developing your own Sound Art practice.

What extra study/practice we expect you to do outside the class
There will be some equipment provided but you will need to bring in much of the equipment and materials you want to use for the course.
The tutor can advise you about equipment to buy if needed.

To book a place please visit the website:

15 Jan 2014 - 19 Mar 2014
Wednesday, 18:30-20:30
Mary Ward Centre, WC1N 3AQ

It's a: 
Mary Ward Centre
42 Queen Square, WC1N 3AQ, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
15th January - 19 March 2014 Wednesdays, 18:30 - 20:30
£127 / £44

Vinyl Destruction Sound Art Workshop

Experiment with different ways of destroying, damaging, collaging, altering and re-texturing records, and hear what each adaptation sounds like. Piece together the broken pieces into a Frankenstein audio collage. Explore the physicality of the turntable as an instrument and test its boundaries. Present your work in a euphoric, cacophonous sound performance.

Keep What You Make!
All materials, tools and equipment provided.
High quality audio recordings of your experiments and performance.
Cozy warehouse studio space in the centre of Dalston.

Led by sound artist and qualified tutor Graham Dunning the workshop includes information on artists abusing records from Fluxus composers through the late 70s New York performance art scene to present day international artists and free improvisers.

Full price = £25.00
Concession = Pay what you can afford, no proof needed.
Places are limited so booking is essential
To book contact [email protected]

It's a: 
15-17 Arcola Street, Dalston, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 16th November 2013, 2pm to 6pm.
Full price = £25, Concession = pay what you can afford, no proof needed.

Educational history

PGDE: Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

September, 2008 - June, 2009
University of Bolton


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Last login: 10 years 27 weeks ago

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