The trip to the Arts University of Bournemouth, UK was undoubtedly a healthy, creative and thoughtful exercise for budding designers from Sushant School of Design. The course included workshops everyday most of which, interestingly, had an unconventional yet very useful and practical approach towards learning.
The first day started with a short campus tour where the students were taken to different sections of the building, like art studios, plastic museum, library, fashion studios, graphic studios etc. Later that day, the first activity started with an experimental drawing exercise related to topography and mapping the journeys taken by us at a different age like during childhood. They created an artwork mapping different situations like these on a map giving an idea of their personality and aspirations.
The program was an experience to cherish and look at the things around us with a fresh vision. Whether it was the exercises related to the conventional or experimental ways of drawing, graphic designing or photography, there was a small critique session in all the exercises where each student presented their work. Witnessing the real artworks at Tate Modern and V&A (Victoria and Alb.) gave a better idea of scale and proportion and the overall emotional/psychological impact a good artwork could possibly leave on the viewer. It also broadens the artistic vision and opens the gates for new possibilities and relevant issues of the time we are living in.