In this week-long course, students will learn principles of composition and design that can be applied in diverse creative settings including textiles, ceramics and illumination.
Students will investigate how to compose beautiful biomorphic designs, drawing inspiration from a variety of historical sources. Participants will create their own floral and foliate compositions with techniques such as drop repeats, turnovers, geometric frameworks, and tessellation.
Throughout the course, participants will build a portfolio of visual research and design analysis. Progression drawings and a finished painting of their own original biomorphic composition will form part of this portfolio. Class members will also contribute to a larger art piece which will be included at an exhibition in the VM Gallery in September 2018.