Supported by the Creative Communities Fund

Art Always Applies Project aims to provide knowledge of basic art and design principles to leaders in the community who might not normally be associated with the sphere of art and design, teaching them to actively use those principles in their community, and to build a bridge between the community and the artistic principles that can be used in everyone’s everyday life, thus providing a critical fresh take that leads to success.

The cross-sectoral strength of the project is the fostering of innovation and collaboration through art and design in seemingly disparate sectors.

Indeed, in Malta in particular, due to a scare pool of resources, individuals are often expected to be involved in a broader range of activities.

Therefore, the Institute for Research and Improvement in Social Sciences (IRISS), in collaboration with the Arts Council Malta and the Creative Communities fund, has organised a training for leaders of the community to learn about the principles of design and apply them in their projects.

The 4-day training course on Graphic Design Principles is scheduled on the 10th to 13th October 2016 and is open to approximately 15 motivated candidates. The trainer Francesco Zagami, a Visual and IU designer based in Milan, and an experienced marketing and branding professional with a flair for visually appealing design, will be providing the training in:

  • The Basic Principles of Design and Design Elements
  • Understanding Drawing Systems and Perspective
  • Understanding the production systems in use in the design industry
  • Mastering and taking control of the production process

He will provide a fresh perspective on the current design principles. A view of the artistic principles in use in Malta through the lens of distance.  Additionally, he will provide a source of comparison with the use of the same principles applied in Italy. The training will draw on examples from Malta and from Italy to better convey his message, connecting the local community to a more international perspective.

The course is free for participants, but places are limited.

For more information about the course and registration, please visit the website or contact Irene De Bernardin (