Wednesday, 12 December 2012

End of term show for BA Illustration First Year students

It's been a busy term so not much time for blogging but this was the finale...Dr Syn: BA Illustration 1st year Drawing Trip Exhibition.

Drawing trips to East Sussex, Kent and London locations were organised to gather research and make development work in response to the story Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of the Romney Marsh by Russell Thorndyke.

Immersive life drawing environments were then created and directed by the students and staff from the initial research, in order to further the visualisation for the final pieces.

This exhibition shows some of the research and development work, as well as the final pieces. A few of the sketchbooks in the exhibition are shown below as a taster, but click the above link to see full exhibition and final pieces. Hoping to receive a link to better quality photos soon as these were limited by iPad camera resolution...

First year, first week, performance ice breakers

These were the first days in the course with the current first year. A very strong start here in the ice breaker performances to songs given by each tutor. Each group has three days to devise and create all elements you see here...

golden goat by snakefinger from Johanna Dennis on Vimeo.

amos moses by jerry reid from Johanna Dennis on Vimeo.

bat chain puller by captain beefheart from Johanna Dennis on Vimeo.

maybe it' esther rolle from Johanna Dennis on Vimeo.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Solipsist by Andrew Thomas Huang

Sundance experimental short film winner. Could have been done for the Author project!...

SOLIPSIST from Andrew Huang on Vimeo.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Author Genesis has occurred again...

Perhaps our favourite project in the first year...Here (photos courtesy of Emma Denby)are the mostly finished costumes in a catwalk finale to the week of dynamic making workshops with The Creators Riitta Ikonen and Emma Denby.

A little taster of the buildup here...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Camberwell Needs Design Cluster project

Hello, photos from the week long collaborative project "Camberwell Needs....", between first year students on Graphic Design, Illustration and 3D Design courses here at Camberwell, can now be seen here. But here are a few for a taster...

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Oscar Schlemmer's transformation of the human form

Modernist geometric forms and  marionette movements in Oscar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. Originally a sculptor,


when he moved into theatre and choreography as head of the Theatre and Sculpture department of Walter Gropius's Bauhaus School, he was interested in stylising human movement into the orchestrated and angular puppet like movements, which expressed the forms more elegantly.

His drawings here show some of his preoccupations with man's relation to his environment and how he conceived the costumes themselves (see more here). Useful drawings to inform your designs....

In his Slatdance, human axes (as in axis, but plural!)are extended by poles into architecturally sculptural forms.

Resourcefully effective use of found materials by Bela Borsodi

See more of Bela Borsodi's imaginative and witty juxtaposition here