Tuition: $660 ARAC Actual Cost: $860 Studio Fee: $85
Enrollment Limit: 12
Concept: In this design-focused workshop, students will rediscover core values that guide and shape design ideas but are sometimes hard to translate into work. The workshop is intended to guide participants through methods that recharge the design development that feeds their work. We will concentrate on individual processes for forming ideas, testing them and refining them into new works. Students will participate in a series of short exercises to experience a more fluid way of running through explorations that help develop new designs. Additionally, daily lectures will expose students to an enormous amount of imagery to stimulate new thinking and to demonstrate conceptual themes. The final results will be models and/or full-scale mock-ups of new designs that will hopefully encourage new ways of working.
Media & Techniques: Drawings, models and mock-ups that can represent a range of media.
Activities: Each day students will hear a presentation, receive an assigned exercise and create a response. Group feedback sessions will enlarge the context of approaches and help participants better understand individual approaches.
Skill level: Levels III – IV (Minimum Skill Level III)
Faculty: Widely acclaimed as the consummate maker, designer and teacher, Rosanne Somerson is currently professor and department chair of the furniture design department at RISD. She has received the James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Craft Educators Award, two NEA fellowships and many other awards and grants. Rosanne has lectured and exhibited her work all over the world.
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