Part of the short course involved drawing and image based exercises. We were given 3 images – these could be anything; cuttings from magazines, photocopies of art works, adverts, interiors etc.
We were told to focus on one element in the 1st picture and draw it in 30seconds. The idea was to be intuitive and quick, to tap into our subconscious and draw out our aesthetic and formal preferences.
We then repeated the exercise with the other 2 images, overlaying each response on the same piece of paper to create fill the page.
As simple as this exercise sounds, I found it really interesting – the more we did it the more it became evident our preferences – mine were for large gateways and sculptural framings!