What is Design
Preparing to Design
There were 12 students enrolled, 2 of which were attending for 2 1/2 days at the beginning of the week. All were terrified when they arrived on Monday morning, but by Tuesday afternoon all were chatting and talking design amongst themselves, it was amazing to see the transformation! I'd just guided them through a range of exercises, including colour studies, textural studies, collage, stripes, etc. Everyone's approach to the design tasks were different as can be seen, here, in the images I took of their work on Saturday morning for their exhibition.
Her plan was to design a fabric for a soft jacket in cotton and her inspiration was a beautiful field of wild flowers which, I understand, is still under development, but is getting very close to a lovely fabric.
I, too, enjoyed my time with the group, guiding them through the exercises. At times it was a leap of faith on their part to do something that seemed irelevent to the inspiration and to what they had planned as the end result, but once they'd completed all the exercises they realised that all were needed in the process in any order and each triggered more ideas!
Thank you, everyone, for being such excellent students and being a joy to teach.