Yevgenia Barinova, tutor of BA (Hons) Illustration programme, conducted a workshop on illustration at TUMO school in Yerevan.
TUMO school focuses on design and technologies. Its students are free to choose their study paths and they hone their skills under the guidance of industry professionals from all over the world. In July this year, Yevgenia Barinova for the first time visited the school as the leader of her own workshop.
“There were around 20 workshops on various topics going on at the school alongside mine. Together with the guys, we took on a two-weeks project to create patterns based on Armenian myths and fairy-tales. I broke down the work into several stages: first, we gathered information, both concerning the mythology and the visual images. We also went to the great museum of Armenian History, the Parajanov Museum, and were drawing what we saw there all day long.
Then each student chose a myth or a legend to serve as a basis for his or her pattern. The third stage was about translating text into image; we tried to fit the whole story or its important relatable part into a single narrative illustration. At the fourth stage, we developed the pattern itself from the image that we produced. And the final stage was the application of these patterns to various objects, materials and spaces.
Each day, four hours of work flew by like four minutes, at least for me. The guys were all very focused, listened to me carefully and followed my advice. We were all very happy with the results, and I would be glad to go back there again! I hope that TUMO school will soon open its branch in Moscow as well,” said Yevgenia.