5-Days Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 2023
Where do ideas hide, and how do we find and develop them without being totally overwhelmed? In this class, we deal with all those difficult questions that other people seem to find easy, such as “Where do you get your ideas, where do you begin, and how do you know when to stop?” You will find practical ways of generating ideas, developing designs, then editing and paring them down to make several small pieces developed from your original ideas. Demonstrations and examples will include practical studies in paper and fabric as you sketch, cut, and then stitch to make a series of small works, based on your richness of imagination. Surprise yourself as you work first in paper and then in fabric with the exciting results of vague ideas you were searching for and thought you couldn’t find. Emphasis will be on composition; positive and negative space and shape; color variation and choice; contrasts and subtlety; tonal value; and pattern. By the end of the class, you will have heightened your design sensitivity, learned how to expand ideas to create new individual designs that best enhance them, and will have made several small studies suitable for further development.
Short discussions and critique sessions form an integral part of the class dynamic.
This online class will take place on Zoom. Students will have access to recorded versions of the class and all of the handouts through the Art Center’s online learning platform.
Zoom meetings will be from at 9am-3:00pm, with breaks in between for work time and consultations. You will be sent the Zoom meeting link and instructions for how to log into your account to access the recordings before your class begins.
To register- please click the registration button below and it will take you to our online learning website. You will have to create an account or login to your existing account to register.