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Bachelor Fine Art and Design in Education


Noëlle Jansen

Schuursel Jansen

Sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend what senses help return to the mind. Remembering is what makes visible. The remembrance, created, conceived, invented or saved. Clear, but also cloudy is valuable. How do we distinguish the image from the words? How do we feel at home in our own field of vision. We will notice when we get there, but are we there to stay? How we strive for that grip, the certainty and the physical, the more beautiful the uncertain, accidental but also unexpected will be. When we can get there, we have to learn to enjoy. Once we feel acceptance is there, ready to be embraced, acknowledged and identified. Here you’ll encounter what my remembrance is, was and will be. Tomorrow I have a new one, today I'm still here.

By doing this research, I can draw some interesting conclusions. While doing the research I made a poll of the words that appear in the answers to the questionnaire. Of course, each respondent is different, has different needs and wishes regarding his or her studio, but by looking for similarities between these people, I have found that respondents often search for the same in both functional and emotional areas. A studio to 'be' there as optimally as possible. By doing the research I have discovered that this fascination of mine, the space in which we work and create, also plays a role in professional art practice. By checking what I wanted to know and by applying appropriate methods for Arts Based Educational Research (ABER), I have found that through matters that fascinate researchers and then presenting them to respondents, they are here not just reacting passively. In this way they also convert their response into an active action. I am very surprised about this fact. The answers of the respondents show that, after I asked them questions, they actually started working on this. They have made the research 'their own' and have all started to think in their own way about their studio or their art practice. More than once I have received responses from the participants about changing the layout of the studio or the attitude towards the studio. Those were the presents for this study. Response that was not asked for, but simply obtained. Respondents look more consciously at their space and use it more consciously, so I can proudly say that the aim of this research has been achieved.