• (A) Pulse of a Street: A Sensorial Experience
1 day, group of 3
A sensorial exercise designed to discipline the faculties of discovery and of imagination; essentially it is designed to capture an emotional experience.
Colour inspirations can come from the most unexpected places and can be derived from various sources both internal and external. The exercise equips the learner with a “colour inspiration tool”.
- In a group of three select a street from the given list.
- Make a visit to the place over the weekend and capture the essence of the street with respect to all the 5 senses in collage.
- Simultaneously take pictures during the visit.
- Having experienced a street come back and pen down the experiences in a brainstorming session with your teammates.
- Simultaneously come up with keywords/phrases that aptly describe your experience in the street.
- Out of all the pictures that you took during your visit to the street select 10-12 pictures that you feel are visual representations of that space.
- Out of each of the 10-12 pictures pull out dominant colours. The term “dominant colours” can be interpreted as amount of colour, which means a colour is present in the situation in large quantities.
It could be present small in quantities but the visual or emotional impact of its presence is undeniable.
- Place all shades/tints/tones belonging to one family together for ease of comprehension.
- Carefully…perhaps by process of elimination select 8-10 colours that describe the place you visited. This would make your final palette, supported by keywords/phrases thought of during the brainstorming session.
Notebook, pen, camera, A-1 Size sheets, computer.
Colour trends, Asian paints colour next research process, accent schemes.
• (B) Pulse of a Street:
2 days, Individual exercise
Interpretation of experiences and translation of the same into a design solution. The design solution being a poster in this case.
- Make a poster using basic shapes and using the final colour palette.
- The format of the poster could be a landscape or portrait or a square format. The decision of which format to choose would be related to the mood of the street, and needs to be explained by the student in the document.
- You can reflect back to your form exercises and look at the character of vertical/horizontal rectangles and squares to take this decision.
- The theme of the poster could be a word/phrase derived from the brainstorming session.
Sketchbook, Pencils, Computer.