Course Description (Elements of Design I):
For anyone working in two dimensions the fundamental elements of design are
always in play. Artists and designers rely upon line, shape, interval, balance, relative scale, pattern and the development of visual space to communicate their vision. This workshop is an enriched version of the classic two-dimensional design curriculum that has been a foundational study for artists and designers since its introduction at the Bauhaus in the 1920’s.
In Fundamentals of Design and Composition you will make a number of small, focused studies using creative strategies to explore the elements of design with cut paper collage. Throughout the workshop, you will organize your studies and notes into a book/portfolio that serves as both a record of your exploration and a useful design reference for your own studio practice. Classroom work will be augmented by slide presentations and discussion. Recommended for textile artists, designers and painters.
Course Description (Elements of Design and Composition II):
In Elements of Design and Composition II students will explore the design principles introduced in Elements of Design and Composition I in greater depth and with the introduction of color. Specific exercises will be assigned but, over the course of the week, they will gradually be replaced by self-directed studies that will help students bring the workshop experience into line with their own sensibility. As in the preceding week, classroom work will be augmented by slide presentations and discussion.