INFORMATION, REGISTRATION, and SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
QA 2019 is scheduled to take place at Camp Loucon, near Leitchfield, KY, on March 25-29, 2019. This workshop runs from midday on Monday the 25th to noon on Friday the 29th. Please register by November 1, 2018!
Registration for the 5-day workshop, including meals and lodging, is $500.00. A non-refundable $50.00 deposit is due upon registration, with the remaining fee due by February 1, 2019.
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PROMISES AND POSSIBILITIES: DESIGN IN ACTION - ROSALIE DACE
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this class is to take an in-depth look at the arrangement and organization of visual elements that make a successful composition or design, to study the raw elements of design, and see how they can be put to use in the process of quiltmaking.
The class will begin with interactive discussion around the notion that the basic design elements are used in all design universally. Using slides and other visual material, we will study the purposes and different types of design and the process of design before looking closely at the elements of design, namely, line, mark, texture, shape, and color.
The arrangement of elements in the design space will include discussion and demonstration of proximity, overlap, transparency, contrast, repetition and rhythm, symmetry, asymmetry, focal emphasis balance, positive and negative, and underlying structure.
Paste-up exercises using inexpensive art supplies and/or fabric scraps will form the basic activity of this section of the class, but students have the option of enlarging one or more of the small pieces.
An example of one of the exercises would be:
“Choose any geometric shape, e.g. a circle. Do several small paste-ups using circles. You may use a template to make perfect circles or cut freehand. What difference will that make to the look of your work? What will the result be if your circles overlap, or are cropped at the edge of the paper, or are concentric or eccentric? Is the negative space pleasing to your eye? What are the value changes? Are they light on dark, dark on light or a series of subtle medium values?
Now consider translating into fabric. What difference would the fabric texture and color make? Could you use transparencies? If you enlarge your design, how would the increased scale affect the positive and negative shapes? Would you break them up further and how? What techniques could you use? What could you do with embroidery, quilting or embellishment to enrich your circles? Which one do you like best and why? What other artists have used circles? Consider, among others, the work of Sue Benner, Australian aboriginal artists etc."
The practice and desirability of critique, comparison and analysis will form the final part of the class as students assess their own work and that of other class members.