Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winchester School of Art Illustration Workshop

Today I led a workshop for 100 (!!!) eager first years at Winchester School of Art who I was meeting for the first time. The morning took the form of a series of drawing tasks, completed one after the other, leaving little time for reflection or criticism while making, which can often be a crippling problem. I was interested in demonstrating how putting the same image through different processes takes it somewhere new / changes it beyond your imagination / creates surprise / adds (or takes away) drama / has unique results, to prove that a degree of repetition can lead to new answers just when you think you've exhausted every opportunity...

In the afternoon Mia Frostner from Europa and I ran a lightning-fast speed monoprinting workshop, in which more than 100 prints were produced in less than 2 hours! Well done everyone!