We did another activity, same base of musical chairs. Super similar to the last activity, but on a smaller scale. We started off with a blank sheet of paper each. One word was said out loud, and we drew what it made us. Then we passed it, and a new word was said, and we add to the drawing that was passed to us, whatever the new word enticed us to draw.
Per Usual, we shared the final products and discussed the visual implications and aspects we found most interesting. In my opinion this is the key to the communal conception of a mural. We are subconsciously inspired by images and words. Speaking out loud and creating in groups helps us see outside our own repetitive thoughts, and think beyond our own ideas.
Someone told me there is no such thing as originality. Being creative is to be inspired by your senses, and create your own version of what you saw, smelled, felt and heard.
After inspiring each other, we began creating our own individual mural designs.
Here are some of the designs:
After sharing those, we went into collaboration mode. We split into groups to come up with some designs that helped us figure out how to incorporate multiple visions into one image.
Each workshop day we learn more about murals, designing, and each other. I’m excited to see what the final mural will end up looking like.