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Design Directions August 2022
Design Directions August 2022
Design Directions August 2022
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Design Directions August 2022

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Exploring Creative Decisions

An online program led by Mark Pampling - Five practical tasks and six online meetings 

Design Directions is an online learning opportunity for those eager to advance their design skills by applying creativity and floral design knowledge to a carefully chosen path – a journey exploring specific practical tasks.  The program focuses on 'thinking' about design principles and solutions and involves creating 5 compositions.  Each task will be followed by an online discussion which can be joined live or watched afterwards via a recording.  Tasks and discussions are spaced apart over a 4 month period and they encourage individual expression, creativity and resourcefulness.

Broad, yet focused, directions will be set for each practical task, encouraging participants to investigate various design aspects – including strongly contrasting proportions, clear line directions, formal-linear and decorative styles, parallel and radial line systems, and more.  Guidelines for each task challenge will put a spotlight on certain design principles, whilst allowing ample freedom for personal style and different levels of skill and experience.

Learnings from the tasks can be readily applied to the many worlds of flowers – retail floristry, floral art, event design, flower arranging and floral styling.

Participants create and photograph their designs.  The images are collated, shared and discussed through the lens of various designs principles.  These discussions are formatted to be supportive and constructive, offering feedback, insight and encouragement.  The goal is for all participants to finish with a sense of increased design confidence.

Program

Online Introduction

6:00pm, Thursday, 1 August 

Subsequent Online Discussions

6:00pm, 15 August, 5 September, 26 September,  17 October and 7 November 

Recordings of discussions are released approx. 48 hours after the live sessions.

Online meetings are conducted via Google Meet.  All supporting documents, images and notes are shared via email, or file transfer services where required (e.g. WeTransfer, Dropbox).

Participants provide their own materials and devices, technology and connections to join and/or watch the online discussions.

Tasks are arrangements or free choice compositions, allowing for ample personalisation and for access to resources.

The course is suitable for people with experience at intermediate levels and above.

Participants work at their own skill level with techniques they know and/or wish to explore.

More detailed information about Design Discipline can be found here.