It's that time of year again with a New Year looming on the horizon, when thoughts turn to calendars. Its no different at Post19, where I run regular Graphic Design and Art workshops for young adults with learning disabilities. The calendar is a fantastic teaching tool and has become an annual project for our Autumn term. The students all play an active role in its production, learning many production skills along the way which will always prove useful in projects we will be embarking on during the rest of the school year. We create an awful lot of artwork in our various art based classes throughout the year and so this is an ideal opportunity to discuss with our graphic designers the importance of the editors role in a project. It's such a difficult task to select just 12 pieces of artwork that are representative of the wide range of artists we have attending our classes. We also study typography skills, layout, the printing process itself and that's before we've even begun on budget and costings and covering our costs whilst making a very small profit in order to be able to replace the materials we have used during the year.
I am thrilled, as ever, with the enthusiasm and dedication of my young designers and artists who never fail to make me grin. They have been inspired by existing artists and have worked hard to create their own interpretations of artistic styles, and as I'm sure you will agree have created between them, a beautiful and vibrant range of pieces that'll be a pleasure to see hanging on any kitchen wall throughout the coming year.
The Post19 Calendar will be available to purchase at their online shop very soon :-)