Idea Generation Processes

How do you convert ideas into a finished work? Where do you get ideas from? The beauty of this course is the link it establishes between ideas and the practice and process of making. It will give you practical investigative methods to start this process...

Taught by: Ilga Leimanis.

Description

How do you convert ideas into a finished work? Where do you get ideas from? The beauty of this course is the link it establishes between ideas and the practice and process of making. It will give you practical investigative methods to start this process. You will work quickly with a focus on starting new directions rather than on the production of one final work.

Following visits to London institutions, you will explore ways of using your research and inspirational sources. These may include contemporary and ancient sculpture, architecture, patterns, written texts or photographic documentation as a basis for generating ideas.

Topics covered

Practical exercises will include working from your sketches, words, music, and collections. Through individual attention and group dialogue, you will be encouraged to rework, transform and present ideas by trying different materials and methods.

Complementing the practical side of the course, there will be an introduction to contemporary theories around the increasingly prevalent role of research in contemporary artistic practice. This will include an exploration of themes associated with museums, archives and collections.

Who should take this course?

Anyone interested in developing their ability to generate and develop ideas and concepts.

Entry requirements: None

Level: The course is open for students of all levels and abilities.






Tutor information

Ilga Leimanis MA is a London-based artist and writer. She is a member of Five Years, an artist-run gallery, and her own practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary. Her teaching experience of 10 years is varied and extensive. She helps prepare students for degree courses and many of her previous students have gained places at their preferred schools. She also works with professionals looking to develop their communication and creativity skills, as well as people taking courses for personal interest.

Ilga delivers workshops for the University of the Arts (UAL) Academic Support department, working across six UAL art and design colleges. She teaches manual drawing skills for architects and engineers working at leading offices in London, including at Foster+Partners, and she also works internationally.

Ilga is author of three chapters in Creative Sketching Workshop, published by Apple Press (UK), North Light Books (North America) and Tan Yang International (Asia).

See Ilga's websites www.ilgaleimanis.com and www.orteliusdrew.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Sketchbook
  • Selection of pens biro/felt tip
  • Selection of pencils 2B/4B/6B/8B 

Any additional materials you may wish to use will be discussed on the first day of the course

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 16/12/2016Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
09/01/2017 - 13/03/2017Mondays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket