Today was our first day at archway... woo! Having heard quite mixed reviews, I didn't really know what to expect from the campus. Furthermore, Abdo and I kind of got lost prior to arriving at the site, but thank god we left an hour early from Sketchhouse. Anyways, that has nothing to do with anything. The campus is cute, and so are our new tutors.
Today we had Architecture as a main focus. I hadn't really done architecture before but I think that living in Dubai has really showed me the both extremes of this discipline. We had to come into class with an extended amount of research that I had done over the weekend. On Saturday around 5 I went over to KX with Abdo and we sat there for 2 hours or so, sketching different locations. We had to focus on Space, Scale, Behavior and Territory. I absolutely adored this, even though my toes were freezing, because it really challenged my drawing abilities. It was also quite intriguing to see people glance over your shoulders as you shake from the cold.
In class, we used our observations to choose three words that we wanted to explore through an installation. I wasn't a fan of this again, because of the time constraint. Being the neat freak that I am, I hate having to rush through model making. But what can I do? I just have to keep focus and do what I need to do.
Anyways after that, we used the magazines we brought to class for our collage. Stupid me, I chose a make-up, glam magazine so ended up being able to use only lipsticks and nail polishes for my collage. I think that challenged me to use these products in a different way and think outside the box. I have always loved doing collages, but I had never done one 3D. The advantage of that is that you can work with every angle, so someone standing next to you might have a completely different view than you do. I really, really liked making this 3D collage, and will definitely continue to explore this new process.
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