by George Nacpil . September 22nd, 2014
Who likes ice cream? I love ice cream, especially Rocky Road! With its sweetness and different colors, it makes my bad mood to good. That’s why Studio Fludd made a fun workshop series called Gelatology wherein a participant is given three random adjectives and—based on those adjectives—are tasked with creating a personal ice cream cone art that best represents the words. Sounds sweet, right?
“Through the metaphor and the model of an ice-cream cone we explore milky geometries and marbled combinations of matter. The workshop offers a taste of Studio Fludd’s creative methodology, allowing participants to experience a process which begins by collecting and re-elaborating differing types of stimuli and concludes with a visually effective material product.”
The process is composed of five condensed steps:
1. Three adjectives, randomly chosen = The brief to satisfy
2. Materials/techniques/visual references: Limits and possibilities
3. Processing the ice-cream: Sketch time and ideas
4. Getting practical: Realizing your very personal cone
5. Conclusion: Exchange, documentation, Tumblr
All the outcomes of the itinerant workshop are collected in a dedicated Tumblr.
The Workshop is part of a larger project that started from a handmade design collection and an illustrated fanzine. Studio Fludd is encouraging people to build their talents and skills through their workshop, so if you like to organize a Gelatology workshop in your city, you can freely contact them through their site.
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