Imagine, that all the courses offered at the Creative Arts Centre are like colors. When we look at the rainbow we can’t help the impression that all the colors have very distinct borders. Only when we look very closely do we notice that the colors penetrate one another in a natural, almost unnoticeable way. Similarly to our courses. We treat them as separate entities, but the truth is, that they also penetrate one another in a subtle, hard to define way. Almost all the forms are based on the visual perception where such elements as light, shadow, composition, color or perspective play a predominant role. What makes them different are the techniques and tools used as well as the form of expression. One thing, however, is unchangeable – the creative sensitivity that allows the use of all those tools to express one’s individuality
Let’s start with purple. That’s photography. When you take a photo you catch only a tiny fragment of the reality that caught your attention. The space creates an infinite number of frames. You choose your very own. You decide who the heroes of the foreground will be, and who will occupy the background of your photo. You choose all the elements that complete it. And foremost, you sketch it all using the light (from Greek – photo = light, graph = sketch).
Purple turns into navy. That’s Photoshop. This is the next stage in thinking about a photograph. This tool is extremely useful in the creative process of each photographer. It is an important, practical skill that enables you to complete your own vision of the photograph. Additionally, you will be able to use this program in many other areas as well.
Navy changes into sky-blue which symbolizes architectural drawing in our story. It is a very dependable way to study the spatial aspects of the world deeply. We learn what perspective and composition are and enter the bewildering world of light and shadow in hand painting. We explore the existing reality.
Blue gives way to azure as we enter the world of painting and drawing. Those two branches slightly change the direction in which our story is going. We no longer have only the existing reality to capture and mimic. We face a blank canvas that we focus on, where frame, composition and the light are ours to use in order to create something anew. Our own vision that was born in our head becomes the most important element here.
Azure unobtrusively changes into green as we move from painting straight to the graphic art. In painting and drawing, besides imagination and creativity, it is equally important to know your manual techniques and skills. It is no differently in the graphic art. Once we learn all the classic techniques, the use of the equipment and gain the appropriate experience in craft – then we obtain the infinite repertoire of devices that will enable us to turn our idea into a precise form.
Green turns slowly into yellow as we discreetly shift our attention to graphic design. This process requires our concentration and forces us to dig deeper. As a designer you need a precise form to express your standpoint in certain aesthetic and stylistic matters. At the same time, you have a certain keynote that you want to express sometimes through a poster or a book cover, other times through little sticker or a multi-page magazine.
Yellow reddens and turns into orange as we ask ourselves a question: what artistic branch is the example of the ideal blend of form, content, image and parlance? It is comic and illustration design. You have to combine here your artistic and literary skills, you have to know which picture exactly will embody your story, reflect the narration, the cannon and style, what language to use to connect all the dots.
Orange burns and flames up red as we finish our story with the last branch. Playing the drums is a great way to deepen your musical awareness, artistic sensitivity, the sense of rhythm and ear for music. Percussion course, even though it seems to be an exception among all the visual branches, actually completes them all.