Creative Training for Art and Design Projects

A course by Silvia Fernández Palomar
National Design Award (Spain, 2019). Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/26/2013
, National Design Award (Spain, 2019)

Start your artistic, visual, and conceptual exploration and learn how to generate and implement ideas

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 182 students
Creative Training for Art and Design Projects

Start your artistic, visual, and conceptual exploration and learn how to generate and implement ideas

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 182 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 21m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

There are multiple tricks and exercises to help train your eye and think up new creative ideas. Silvia Fernández Palomar, winner of the National Design Award 2019 in the youth category, moves somewhere between art and design. In this course, she will give you creative training using an everyday object: a notebook. Silvia has worked for Ogilvy & Mather, Paseo, or Designit, and has had clients such as Harvard, Bloomberg, Inditex, Leroy Merlin, and the Madrid City Council.

Learn how to approach a creativity project from scratch: find new concepts, shape them, and define them. Train your observation skills and learn to generate new ideas from just about anything. Finally, put these exercises into practice by making a creative notebook designed for a person of your choice.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Exploring
  • U3
    U3. Devising
  • U4
    U4. Closing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by meeting Silvia, who briefly explains her career as an artist and designer. Discover some of her projects, learn about her inspiration, and get some of her favorite references.

See some of the methods she applies to approach a creative project, mixing disciplines between art and design and avoiding creative block. The first part of the creative process is divided into three sections: yourself, your environment, and the people you design for.

Search for ideas and see how to stretch them so that they become even more creative. See how other authors do it and how Silvia does it, then create a reference tree and mood board through some different exercises.

Throughout the training, you will have lots of ideas that will be stored in a creative, unconventional notebook specially designed for someone.

Step by step, learn how to research through exercises, how to generate ideas by looking at your environment, and how to push them to their limits. Think about their form and function in order to establish a relationship between the two. Finally, choose the best ideas to define and materialize them.

That’s it! Now, give the notebook to its recipient and see if it meets your expectations.

What is this course's project?

After carrying out a series of activities to train your creativity, work on making a creativity notebook. In it, let your imagination run wild by changing the format, plot, and sequence, keeping the recipient of the notebook in mind.

Who is it for?

To students of creative disciplines, those wanting to generate better creative ideas, or anyone else who wants to break free and unleash their creativity.

What you need

No prior knowledge is necessary, but you should want to immerse yourself in the teachings of the course and incorporate them into your day-to-day routine.

For materials, you will need a notebook, a pencil, and some colors or other material which you feel comfortable using.


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Silvia Fernández Palomar

National Design Award (Spain, 2019)

The work of Silvia Fernández Palomar, also known as Silvia Ferpal, lies somewhere between art and design. In 2019 she was awarded the National Design Award in the youth category, thanks to her mix of traditional and contemporary design disciplines. She currently works as a freelance artist and designer as well as a design professor at IED.

She has worked with Ogilvy & Mather, Paseo, Designit Madrid, and Designit New York. She developed a design project at the Royal Academy of Spain while living in Rome.

Her clients include Harvard, Bloomberg, Inditex, and Leroy Merlin. She designed a new typeface for the Madrid City Council and her work has been published in editorials such as Corraini or Santillana.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • My references
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • Exploring: you, environment and people
    • Creative blocks
    • Me: reference tree and mood board
    • Environment: selfless search
    • People
  • U3


    • Ideas and inventions
    • Defining an objective
    • Alternative uses
    • Impossible relationships
    • Frames
  • U4


    • Landing the idea
    • Giving it to try
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creative Training for Art and Design Projects

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Creative Training for Art and Design Projects. A Design course by Silvia Fernández Palomar

Creative Training for Art and Design Projects

A course by Silvia Fernández Palomar
National Design Award (Spain, 2019). Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/26/2013
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 182 students