“What does your happiness ‘look’ like?” “What to do with a fish sauce dish that has too little sauce left to scoop out of?” – one abstract question and one detailed question, but you could answer them all by “drawing” in the workshop “From Scheme to Visual”, an exciting event presented by RMIT Visual Arts Club (RVAC) and Big Draw in VFCD 2021.
“In the spirit of the Big Draw, we want to spread the message that anyone can use ‘drawing’ as a useful tool in everyday life”, said Lý Dũ Khánh Hân, RVAC member. “Drawing is not only for the sake of aesthetics, what’s important is that it’s a way of thinking, that’s what we learned at school, so I think this method could help anyone in any profession in their thinking, brainstorming, and developing ideas.”
Khánh Hân was one of the four facilitators in the workshop on November 6, alongside Nguyễn Quý Nhật Hà, Huỳnh Quế Ý and Quế Anh – a dynamic group of RMIT University Vietnam’s students and core team members of the school’s Visual Arts Club. With their friendliness, enthusiasm, and easy-to-understand way of communicating, these four young people brought about an interactive, engaging, exciting, and captivating atmosphere for the participants.
Through suggestions, lively illustrations, and small exercises in the workshop, participants learned a new way to think creatively. “From scheme to visual in 5 steps” included: Analysing the topic, identifying keywords, linking keywords to familiar images, composing the picture and drawing – a visual thinking method that could be applied to every aspect of life.
“I think what’s great about this method is you can see the overall picture of a problem and how everything is linked together”, said Liên Lê, a workshop participant.