~ More than 100 students participated in an exclusive Workshop on Design Aptitude aimed at instilling required knowledge and skills in them to crack national level entrance examinations
Ludhiana, 7th November, 2014: In an interactive and enlightening ‘Workshop on Design Aptitude’ by the expert faculty from Pearl Academy- Noida Campus, the leading higher education institute in the arena of design, fashion and related businesses. More than 100 students gathered to master the skills essential for cracking any design aptitude test, an essential part of entrance examinations of various national level creative education institutes. The workshop was organized under the expert guidance of Mr. Ankur Kaushik, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fashion Design, Pearl Academy, Noida. Students’ participation from nearly 10 education institutes was witnessed at the workshop.
The workshop was aimed at empowering students with the necessary skills and knowledge to face various design aptitude tests in a more comfortable, confident and appropriate manner. It was a mix of puzzles, fun games and theory which made students learn everything with quite an ease.
Speaking about the event, Ms. Nien Siao, Director, Pearl Academy, Noida, said, “Earlier, creative education was not considered very seriously; a soft career option. With the changing times and mind-set, it is emerging as a very lucrative career option not just in India but globally. We are glad that we are contributing towards its growth in our own way. Also, students’ enthusiastic participation gives us motivation to come up with interesting initiatives such as this workshop on design aptitude.”
While interacting with the students, Mr. Ankur Kaushik, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fashion Design, Pearl Academy, Noida, said, “To crack entrance tests, it is very important to have clear understanding of the basic concepts. And, if your basics are clear, questions will be answered quickly which also takes care of the time management.”
Throwing light on the workshop, Ankur explained that, “The topics that were covered in the workshop included, Critical Thinking and Lateral Thinking, both of which are required to crack any design aptitude test. Critical Thinking is about examining the pieces in a puzzle in any given scenario, while lateral thinking is about rejecting the ‘status quo’ of ideas and conceiving entirely new ways of looking at a problem. In a nutshell, it’s about bringing new pieces into the puzzle, rather than just working with what you have. The workshop also touched upon the basics of colour theory and interpreting/dissecting visuals.”
Students from various education institutions such as, Sat Paul Mittal School, Kundan Vidya Mandir, BCM Arya Model Ser. Sec. School, Convent of Sacred Heart, DAV Public School, Ryan International School, Aurbindo College and Guru Nanak Engineering College, among others participated in the workshop. Their high spirits made the workshop worthwhile.