Design Your Own Tray with Ella Doran

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In this workshop you will design and create your own image for your tray with the help of designer Ella Doran. 

Ella Doran is an award winning designer-entrepreneur who has been running her own East-London based design business since the mid 90s. Her main focus is on creating photography-based images and patterns and she pioneered their application on functional everyday products when digital printing technologies were first developed. 
I find inspiration around every corner, as I capture images from both the natural and manmade world around me with my camera or my paintbrush. I love colour, pattern and abstract forms; and sunlight is the magic ingredient that brings it all to life. By assembling my raw photographic material or paintings into imagery or patterns I then create my artwork. Since most of it is applied to functional everyday products, I consider myself both, a digital artist and a designer. 

The day will start with a small presentation of Ella’s design career and the processes she has worked with over the years. Showing her own tray designs, Ella will then explain the process, providing books and magazines for inspiration along with Ella’s own work. During the workshop you will work to a 330mm x 440mm tray size, once you have created your design, Ella will send it to Belgium where your design will be fused to the tray and returned to YSP. Your tray will then be posted out to you.
  • The course is suitable for age 12+
  • Free parking
  • Materials are provided but please bring: your own pattern, design, drawing, photograph as inspiration for your tray (Ella will also provide these), and an apron to protect your clothing
  • Posting your finished tray back to you is included in this workshop. Please give your address to a member of staff on the day
  • Please contact / +44 (0)1924 832631 during office hours if you need to cancel your ticket. Cancellations made 14 days or more before the event are subject to an administration fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. YSP is a registered charity, your event booking fee supports everything we do