After last week’s scheduled second workshop session “From Inspiration to Design” had to be cancelled due to the first blizzard of the winter a smaller group of students gathered in my studio yesterday.
Short tutorials started the day off and provided me with a good overview of where everyone stood in relation to the exercises presented in class and the homework that was assigned five weeks ago. Only a few minutes into each person’s feedback session I was very excited. The work that was unveiled to me is very promising. Soon everyone gathered in the classroom and we began by sharing. The slide show today provides a good overview of some of the designs created by each participant based on their personal source of inspiration. The objective in class 1 was recognizing line and shape, exploring the grey scale and noting value.
Yesterday we moved into positive/negative space distribution, counterchange, exploring colour, creating circle designs and introducing Fibonacci principles. I can’t wait to see everyone’s work in three weeks. The homework list is long but I trust that everyone will embrace the new challenges while creating their own one-of-a-kind designs. Each participant has quickly recognized the importance of playing rather than working. The design exercises have already become an integral part of these students’ creative development.