The Design Series Workshops

The Design Series consists of three lessons, each taught in a day-long workshop. Once you’ve done these classes, you’ll be well on your way to experimentation, to finding your own way of working, to seeing your own style in your art-making. We work with limited colours and pay close attention to design theories while creating unique sewn art pieces. All of the classes taught at ArtLeap are composition classes, but this series really pays attention to the basics of design and composition, while maintaining a practice of listening to your instincts.

Design 1 – LINE

Working for a day with the idea of LINE, we will use a very limited palette and dive deep into LINE.
You can’t have line without shape – think of the background in a line drawing, and think of how many shapes are there. With that in mind, we’ll talk about and explore line quality, negative space (background) and proportions.
This class is #1 in the Design Series, which will get added to over time. You can think of the work you do in this class as a part of a bigger project, or you can think if it as a page in your sample book – that will lead you to making original artworks. The Design Series workshops can be taken in order, or one at a time. Each workshop can be repeated as the exercises are suitable to any level of art maker.
Supplies:
2-5 yards black
2-5 yards white
1 yard of one solid colour

Design 1 – Line  $120
INCLUDES: Lunch, Coffee, tea and snacks
January 13th,  9:30am to 4pm

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Design 2 – SHAPE

SHAPE- In this workshop, we will be working with shape. Gentle curves will be included here. This is a class where we will be concentrating on working with shapes and how they get together to make more shapes. Scale and proportion (as always) will be emphasized. We all have it in us to make beautiful shapes, this class will allow you to explore that in your own artwork.
This class is #2 in the Design Series, which will get added to over time. You can think of the work you do in this class as a part of a bigger project, or you can think if it as a page in your sample book – that will lead you to making original artworks. The Design Series workshops can be taken in order, or one at a time. Each workshop can be repeated as the exercises are suitable to any level of art maker.
Fabrics:
2-5 yards black
2-5 yards white
1 yard of one solid colour

Design 2 – SHAPE  $120
INCLUDES: Lunch, Coffee, tea and snacks
January 20th,  9:30am to 4pm

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Design 3 – VALUE

Value, or the comparison between light and dark, is what determines how a piece of artwork is seen. Imagine a black and white photograph with no contrast between the lights and the darks; it would be a grey blur. As visual artists, we need to pay attention to value all the time. Subtle transitions in Value can create the perception of depth on a flat surface, stark contrasts give a very clear, graphic effect. We will work with LINE and SHAPE and sub in different VALUES to a self designed, or traditional UNIT. Of course, scale and proportion will come into play as well.
This is a class in the Design Series, which will get added to over time. You can think of the work you do in this class as a part of a bigger project, or you can think if it as a page in your sample book – that will lead you to making original artworks. The Design Series workshops can be taken in order, or one at a time. Each workshop can be repeated as the exercises are suitable to any level of art maker.
Fabrics: All solid colours.
1-5 yards black
1-5 yards white
½-1 yard of one solid colour, light versions through to dark versions of the same colour.
and/or
½ – 1 yard of three or more greys.

Design 3 – VALUE  $120
INCLUDES: Lunch, Coffee, tea and snacks
January 27th,  9:30am to 4pm

Click to sign up for Design 3 – Value 

 

Our beautiful location will be:

The Beach Grove Golf Club

5946 12th Avenue

Delta (Tsawwassen) BC

 

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