Study content


Experiment - Process - Synthesis

Study content

Personal experimentation and research hand in hand with exercises inspired by the Assenza method develop an awareness for process and challenge individual creativity.

 

Topics of an epoch

Colour themes: gesture of colour, birth of colour, basic colours, poetry of colour

Themes relating to a world/nature content: the elements, minerals, plants, animals

Themes related to the human being: human form, human environment, the non physical aspects of the human, man and cosmos

How we work on a theme

1. Content

Collect and put together background knowledge. Open up the sphere of experience through the senses, through the realms of feeling and thought.

2. Experiment

Experiment with the substance; experience of the potential of material and formal qualities.

3. Excercise practise 

Concrete moments of excercise practice to develop painting and graphic awareness and skills.

4. Process

Artistic analysis ‒ formulating a process. Exchange within the group.

5. Synthesis and project work 

Bringing together the different steps of study to reach a synthesis of workpieces; painting, drawing or other artistic form. Individual development of a self-chosen project within the given theme.

 

Material

Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques; including acrylic, pigments, earth pigments, oil, watercolours, ink and plant colours on various image carriers: canvas, wood, cardboard, paper, etc.