Mentoring at Edinburgh College

Educational outreach is hugely important to our team, particularly due to Acrylicize’s roots as an Art School final project. As we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, we believe that we need creativity now more than ever, and we have a duty as a team of artists to do what we can to support the next generation of creative talent.

This work often begins with schools and institutions, and we’re excited to announce our latest partnership with Edinburgh College. During lockdown, we’ve been privileged to work with a fantastic cohort of graphic design students via virtual lectures, mentoring and more, and we recently set them a creative brief to try their hand at.

The challenge, taken from a recent MMCC Live virtual event, was to create a “map”.  This map could be a physical or metaphorical map, but the key objective was to use the artwork to reveal their own identity, unique viewpoint and place in the world.

Anna Farrall, Lead Creative at Acrylicize comments: “The student’s responses to the brief were fascinating. Each one had really challenged the concept of a “map” and responded so poetically to their experience during lockdown. What has been particularly amazing about this experience is the variety of responses, no one has been the same – a beautiful representation of all of our individual perspectives on the world and the value in that diversity of thought.”

Stay tuned to learn more about our collaboration with their final year students.

To find out more about this MMCC Live, please click here.

Creative work by Marta Winogrodzka, Tara Digan, Rachel Nesbitt and Gonzalo Cervilla.

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