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Monday, 29 July 2013
Design workshops with Alysn
'Getting good ideas from nowhere and making them better'. Alysn led two workshops for Kickstart this year, and the slideshow to the right are pictures taken from a very successful day at St Pauls Wilford Hill near Nottingham. 22 participants were led through a series of exercises consisting of group work in the morning starting with mind maps of associated words, to picking out areas for repeat pattern; with time to develop initial ideas in the afternoon. The excercises could work for any subject matter and though this was based on flowers at the beginning you can see the progression to often very abstract ideas at the end of the day.