Reskill my visual communication skills using an iPad Pro, ipencil and Procreate.
Use my own Design Rendering syllabus as a template for testing techniques.
Rediscover the joy of drawing and painting using a new tool.
I thought I was only going to be able to work on introductory sketching projects, but I'm very pleased that I was able to jump in and render an entire show. As an educator, it was a privilege to be transparent with students about my own learning curve. I finally feel like I'm catching up with contemporary practices and will become comfortable teaching ithem in the future to our Design and Production students.
Very much so. I am in a period of transition. I'm in the middle of one professional show that I began with paper and penciI last summer. I suspect this will be my last project off the ipad. Moving forward, I will continue to develop all new designs on the iPad. Looking ahead I'm confident we will be teaching these methods in a formal classroom setting in the years to come.
Some of my work to date using these new tools can be found at this quick portfolio website:
Throughout this term I have shared my process with my Design Rendering class as they complete similar projects. I've met casually with other costume design students, and I've energized other design faculty to explore digital drawing practices.