The Radical Creative

A blog about art, travel and practical life advice.

A day in an Art School

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I have a confession to make. I hadn’t created any visual content for quite some time. The luck of time and a solid time-schedule made me lose focus. On the other hand I was, and still am, very determined on constantly educating myself and elevate my career as a designer/ illustrator, so I did a little research on the available design programmes to find one that meets my needs. One school was offering an open-course week where you could take a taste of their methods and see if they were a good fit for you. I immediately signed-up and showed myself to class.

It had been a while since my last participation in a class, so this was a bit awkward at first, but luckily I got used to it quickly. The walls were covered in students’ artworks and pure creativity was flowing around. I was back on track again.

I took a design class that gave me a very interesting perspective on graphic design basics. The assignment was to create an artwork that reflects ourselves. Pretty uncomfortable and tricky if you ask me. But this is the true nature of an artist, to expose themselves and communicate verbally, virtually, acoustically.

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Here’s a glimpse of the class’s artworks.

The whole process was designed in steps. Before you enter the room the teachers were welcoming you by giving you a small, white piece of paper with a number and a quote written on it. After stepping into the room you could see the floor delimited in square frames with white tape and each one possessed a number. Mine was 12 and my quote was: “It takes two”. I couldn’t agree more. Such couples could be the designer and their art, the designer and the client, or the designer and the world, there’s a plethora of matches I can think of.

I really enjoyed the discussion that took place after everyone had finished and the interaction with the other participants. It took me by surprise that most creations were conceptual and really expressive. Mine was pretty geometrical and abstract. You can take a better look of it here (sorry for the sloppy photo).

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People noticed I’m neat and organised, but I enjoy to exceed the limits sometimes. I also like green very much at this point of my life. Additionally my creative nature was symbolized by the pencils that were glued on the paper and the little pieces on the right top depict the new knowledge that always enters my mind. I know it’s not that obvious, but I’m working on it for future artworks.

Well, as you know I like to keep my posts short and neat, so I’m gonna wish you happy autumn, since it’s raining here in Athens and the temperature gets lower these days. Hot cups of tea and rich chocolate drinks are coming our way.

Lots of kisses

Artemis

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2 thoughts on “A day in an Art School

  1. I know nothing about design but I admire a lot all of you art guys! 😉 Keep up the good work Artemis! 😉

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