Friday, October 1, 2010

Preparing for a Design Class

Another of my goals for my current Vision Project with SAQA was to take some design classes in the next 12 months. Not to put things off, I have signed up for Pat Pauly's class that she is offering through the Genesee Valley Quilters Organization this month. The class is called "Four-Square Workshop - Using Photographs to Jump-Start Composition."

Here is the design that Pat shows on her website for the class.

In preparation for the class, we were asked to gather five to seven photographs that we were to print in three different sizes.  We will use a portion of one of the photos as a starting point, and then 'slash and burn' to construct a quilt, focusing on composition, how to read elements for line, contrast, repetition, and value.

Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? I understand there are still openings, if you are interested!

I, of course, picked out about 15 of my photos. Here are some of the possibilities I may take to the class:

I have always found Pat to be a source of great observations that have kept me on track with my own art. So, I am really looking forward to the class. Will keep you posted on how it goes!

1 comment:

  1. Your photos are gorgeous!! I can't wait to see how your project turns out. The class sounds very intriguing! Wish I could fill one of those openings!!