Textart in 2D & 3D
WHO IS THIS MODULE DESIGNED FOR?
This module is all about visualizing text in a specific (art) context. We welcome anyone wishing to find out which impact text can have on its surroundings. Or how to bring a text concept to a broader audience. Good writing and (digital) drawing skills are required. You will need both skills to set your creative thinking free.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
We see letters all around us: newspapers, packaging, emails, you name it. We use them mostly for functional purposes. But, lettering can have a truly beautiful artistic side. As soon as we leave the calligraphic and typographic rules behind, we enter a world of personal expression. By looking at the work of textartists you will discover new ways of working and you can start to experiment. We will change shape (legible – illegible – intimate – monumental), materials (paper- canvas- stone-metal) and context (inside-outside). We will look deeper into the meaning of text, allowing a connection between shape and content. This is a module for experiment, exchange, extensive research… working towards a specific goal.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOME?
This module is the icing on the cake. After all your hard work writing and drawing, it is now time to put all your knowledge into practice and let your creative thinking shine. Learning how to visualise text is certainly not easy but stretches the mind. It can help when discussing your ideas with clients. Seeing creative possibilities and dealing with out-of-the-box thinking strategies are essential in any creative career.
” I AM GIVEN THE CHANCE TO LEARN MORE THAN IMITATE OR CREATE. I AM NEVER FORCED TO FOLLOW A SET WAY OF WORKING, BUT AM ENCOURAGED TO QUESTION MY OWN THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. “
– Jan V. –