Recharge your Creative Skills in One Week!
This fun and intensive workshop was designed to help creatives sharpen their design savvy, learn new and useful skills, and recharge creative juices. This special online workshop combines exercises from Jim Krause’s new book D30: Exercises for Designers) and How Design University course, D30: Exercises for Designers, and is designed to rekindle your enjoyment of design and art, and introduce you to new and highly relevant art skills – in just one week!
Through a series of hands-on, creative design exercises, this online workshop will recharge your creative batteries and give you plenty of career-enhancing ideas.
- To recharge our skills of aesthetic evaluation and visual awareness
- To reconnect our eyes and head with hands-on tools like pens, pencils, inks and paper
- To sharpen widely applicable art skills through simple, spontaneous and improvisational creative projects
- To bring desirable and versatile new skills to our professional work
- To help establish life-long creative habits
- To deepen our awareness of resourcefulness as an essential creative component
- To simply have fun while creating works of art for ourselves
- Designers, Illustrators, Photographers, Crafters
- Professionals, students and anyone with an interest in the above professions
- The art supplies needed for this course are extremely simple: Pens, pencils, paints, paper, paper mache (flour + water + newspaper), a digital camera (any kind will do) and–if possible–photo editing software like Photoshop or Elements.
Seven projects are included in this week-long course. Students may do the projects in any order and at whatever pace suits their schedule. Each project will take around 2–4 hours to complete. The seven projects included in this course are:
- Going For The Goldsworthy: Improvised 3D creations (feel free to bring a friend along for this enjoyable outdoor/indoor activity)
- Swirling Swirls: Reconnect hand, eye and brain with this intriguing and fun ink-on-paper project
- Wrongs Making Right: Great photos without worrying about doing everything “picture perfectly”
- Balloon Bowls: Bring out the paper mache and paints!
- Mirror Images: Digital exploration that’s as easy as it is intriguing and eye catching
- Playing With Fire: Another great pencil + paper exercise, and not as dangerous as it sounds
- Going In Circles: Quality filmmaking using surprisingly simple tools and a budget of almost zero