In week one of being in our studios the impression studio took a day to visit a few different studios in London related to print and publishing. We visited the studios Hato Press, Mag Culture and Fredrigoni.
In our first week back our tutors recommended we take some time to visit some different exhibitions, they sent out a list of some interesting galleries to visit. The first one on the list to peak my interest was the Medicine Man collection that features many objects from around the world Collected by Henry Wellcome. As a patron of science and co-founder of the pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Co. Henry Wellcomes collection consists of many strange and unique medical tool and devises but aswell as this he was a man of the world and also collected many different artifacts from different cultures from shrunken heads to preserved tattooed skin. Continue reading Wellcome Collection: Medicine Man
Today we went to the Pick Me Up graphic arts festival at Somerset house where we saw alot of work from various artists and designers, we even got to enjoy a workshop and got something to take home.
Today I took a trip with some class mates to the Needle in the Groove exhibition that featured some impressive artworks based around music of different genres whilst incorporating a graffiti style aesthetic.
Recently in our seminar groups we walked around around Hampstead to see some examples of modernist architecture and we discussed what we thought about them fitted into to modernism and what we thought about them was different from what we already knew about modernism. Continue reading CCS – Modernist Architecture
On Friday me, Sara, Jacob and Jessica went to the King Alfred School to talk to a sixth form art and design class so that we could show them some of the work we do at The CASS and tell them what it is like to study there.
Firstly Sara lead an introduction with a slide show showing some of the students some of the studio links The CASS has around London and telling them about what would be available to them if they studied there for a foundation course or a Degree course.
Each of us then took turns showing them our blogs and telling them about some of the work that we have done in class and also answered a few questions the students had about how the foundation course is different to a Degree course and what the relationship is like between students and tutors.
I think this was a good experience and has definitely made me for confident when it comes to talking to a group of strangers about my work.
Yesterday after our introduction on critical design thinking we took a trip to the design museum to look at the candidates for the design of the year 2015. Continue reading Design museum
Recently me and some friends went to the Tate Britain here we looked at paintings and sculpture and also some design work and I found a few pieces that I think are quite interesting and that I think can also relate back to my work in class. Continue reading Visiting the Tate britain