Study day MOTing Your Art Practice

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Art and Design
City Campus (Bower Ashton)
Two days
Course Director
Emma Gregory

Page last updated 4 October 2021


Suitable for practicing artists at any stage of development, creating in any format, willing to share something of themselves and their output with honesty and humour.



Over the two days Emma will introduce a series of practical tools with which to unpack, reflect upon and repack your art practice. By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of what it is you do and why you do it. You will be able to talk with more fluidity about your output, ride the ups and downs of fluctuating motivation and feel more confident about managing your own development going forward.  


Study facilities

Our new state-of-the-art Design Studios at Bower Ashton feature flexible workshop spaces, design studios, the Fabrication Centre, the Centre for Fine Print Research and dedicated collaborative learning spaces.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

  • Full price registration: £249.00
  • Concessionary price registration: £199.00

The course price includes all materials and catering.

Please note we offer a 20% discounted concessionary rate to UWE Bristol alumni (including previous CFPR CPD attendees), anyone reliant on state benefits for their income, anyone currently in full-time education (worldwide) or part-time higher education (UK), and those who are retired. 


18 to 19 August 2021 (09:30-16:30 on both days)

The course is limited to a maximum of six participants, please sign up early to secure your place.

Please note the University terms and conditions of purchase for CPD.

How to apply

How to apply

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Extra information

About the tutor

Emma trained as a printmaker in the 80s, worked in dance and theatre in the 90s, made her way back to print in the 'noughties'. In 2014, Emma began investigating other artists and, specifically, the structures and tools they used to support their artistic development post MA level. The following year, she created a course for her peer group - Press Play, CPD for Artists, hosted by Spike Print Studios. She has been gathering research to feed the course, whilst leading it, ever since.

Her training is consistently well reviewed, and has been described by participants as 'play with serious intent...rigorous...sensitive'. She continues to make and show her own work: writing, drawing, printing, ceramics, and video. In her teaching, as with everything she does, collaboration is key.

Emma has worked for the National Theatre, The Hayward, Whitechapel, The Bluecoat as a freelance educator.

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