Storytelling through Choux

Find inspiration from the most unexpected places

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Learn how to present unforgettable multisensory pitches for any creative project!

Our minds typically rely on a change in scenery and sensory stimulation to break through creative blocks in order to find inspiration from new and varied sources. Choux pastry is an unassuming tool that has the power to keep that creator’s block at bay (not to mention it also gets your appetite rolling).

This mixed-media workshop encourages you to find inspiration from the most unexpected places and to express yourself in a modality of your choice – writing, poetry, video, photography, painting, drawing, 3D modelling, dancing or beyond. You can go the extra mile and make your own choux pastry in preparation for the workshop (using accessible ingredients like flour, eggs and butter), or get some from a local bakery.


 







In this course, you will make your way through a creative and reflective exercise, personalized to you, but with choux! It will be personal, specific and full of no wrong answers. Feel free to go at your own pace, but remember, engage with the process. This will leave you feeling unblocked, inspired and refreshed for your daily tasks ahead. By the end of this course, you will learn how to deliver compelling, multisensory presentations for any creative project.

Who this is for:

This program is NOT designed to make you an expert choux-pastry maker. This workshop is ideal for budding/practising architects, interior designers, product designers, writers, photographers, creative chefs or anyone from transdisciplinary backgrounds looking to get out of a rut and switch gears to push the boundaries to transform their creative practise and express themselves in a unique way.

 







Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Make your own Choux Pastry
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  Get To Know Your Material Better
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  Storytelling through Photographs
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  Storytelling through Words
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  Storytelling through Drawings
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  Storytelling through The Senses
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  Conclusion and Final Project
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Your Instructor


Jashan Sippy
Jashan Sippy

Jashan Sippy is a green building certified architect and founder of Sugar and Space, a creative agency based between Mumbai and San Francisco. His dissertation titled ‘Gastronomy & Architecture: Multisensory Experiences’ formed the basis of his unconventional current practice. The international team of chefs, sustainability experts and designers create unconventional spaces of food, conceptualise and curate bespoke eating experiences and use food waste to 3D print food.

Jashan pursued an M.Sc. in International Business from the HULT International Business School specialising in entrepreneurship. During this time, we worked with people from sixty different countries, studied at three of the six international campuses of the school through rotation programs and was also associate professor at four of the six international campuses including San Francisco, Boston, Dubai and Shanghai. He took on a management role at Candytopia, a made-for- Instagram pop up art installation inspired by candy: Willy Wonka in real life!

He has also been the food and space correspondent for The Dutch Institute of Food & Design. In August 2020, he co-founded Food Design Nation, a digital platform which connects global food creatives to collaboratively design better futures of food.

Jashan teaches students of architecture, design, hospitality, innovation, anthropology and entrepreneurship globally. He has worked with students of well-known universities globally including California College of the Arts, University of San Francisco, ESHTE Portugal, ISDI Mumbai, Academy of Architecture and Don Bosco College of Hospitality Studies among others.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Jashan recommends completing lessons 1 and 2 together (Day 01) and powering through lessons 3 to 8 thereafter (Day 02)
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I can’t cook or have never made choux pastry before. Is this course for me?
Absolutely. This program is NOT designed to make you an expert choux-pastry maker. While we encourage you to give making your own choux pastry a go in order to engage with the full intended immersive nature of this course, you could always source some from a local patisserie. Just ask for some hollow (empty) Cream Puffs (United States), Bossche bol/Moorkop (Netherlands), Gougères/Chouquettes/Éclairs/Paris-Brests/Profiteroles/Croquembouche (France/Internationally) and you’re all set!
I cannot draw, paint or sketch to save my life. Is this course for me?
YES! This mixed-media workshop encourages you to find inspiration from the most unexpected places and to express yourself in a modality of your choice – writing, poetry, video, photography, painting, drawing, 3D modelling, dancing or beyond! This is a safe space to give drawing, painting, sketching (or any form of expression you choose) a solid go!
I am not a ‘good’ writer or English is not my first language. Is this course for me?
Absolutely. Food and creative expression go far beyond lingual barriers. This program is not designed to critique you on your mastery of any language. While the program is in English, we encourage you to put your ideas in words through creative writing, poetry and storytelling through any language you are most comfortable in.
I am unable to source choux pastry near me. Can I still participate?
Don’t worry. You can try making your own – all the ingredients to make this magical material are easily available around the world. We have even included a video and downloadable recipe to make this easy for you to follow.
I do not eat or work with eggs. Is this course for me?
Absolutely. While we encourage you to give making your own choux pastry a go in order to engage with the full intended immersive nature of this course, you could always source some from a local patisserie. We have also included a vegan recipe for choux pastry withing the course for you to experiment with.

You will never look at choux pastry the same way! I can't wait to see what you create!