I spent the weekend coping with jet lag in Calgary and get ready for my third session of the Introduction to Design Class started in November. A quiet and slightly reduced in numbers class (due to illness and previous commitments) met on Monday morning to share and gather new knowledge. Here are a few images of what was brought back to class:
Sandra sharing her first attempts and interpretations of counterchange on paper…
…and in fabric!
Kathleen showed off her colour wheel in fabric. She only had to purchase three fabrics to complete the wheel!
Kathleen also brought to class two triskeles made by her nine year old grand-daughter. This is what it is all about: sharing and passing our knowledge on to the next generation!
Kim’s mini-collages feature the environment her subject matter, the Sally Lightfoot Crab favors.
Helene created this monster colour wheel collage thanks to the many gardening magazines and catalogues she has in her stash.
Dorothy passionately shared how much she enjoyed the colour study exercise.
Diane offered her personal insights when using three identical colour wheel compositions and colour ways on black, white and grey backgrounds.
After lunch the group gathered for some hands on exercises applying the knowledge they have accumulated over the past three sessions. We used art books to discuss composition applying the elements and principles of design.
It was an action packed day with great discussions and idea exchanges. Everyone has time until June 8th to complete outstanding homework assignments and put their energy into creating an original design in textiles or paper.
One of the subject matters introduced is Fibonacci. Here is a link to a series of small videos covering Fibonacci principles a former design student shared with me today. Thanks, Joan!