This class is a really broad review of different ways of creating value, color, texture, shape and line.....on fabric...and then how to design a small quilt using those fabrics.
When you're designing a two dimensional art work you only have (believe it or not!) five things, known as elements, to arrange ......and they are value, color, texture, shape and line.
However juggling five things at once isn't easy.
So I thought it would be fun to write an online class where we look at the elements one by one.
First creating them on fabric - using a variety of different surface design techniques (low water immersion, arashi shibori, screen printing with dye) - and then designing with them.
In the Value lesson, we mix dye concentrate (once mixed you've enough for the whole class...and for several months more experimenting if you wish!) and then make a set of fabrics of 8 or 9 different values - tones - from very light to very dark. You know how you can never find more than 2 or 3 different values of a single color in commercial fabric? And if you buy graduated hand dyes, they're in those dinky little packets tied with a ribbon - and Not Cheap!!
It's much better to learn how to do it for yourself!
Then I discuss how to use value in designing a quilt - and you make one too..
The whole course is designed to make you think about and become familiar with the use of the different elements of design. It also shows you exactly how to create those elements and then how to use that fabric in a quilt. So it covers a lot of ground. It's fun....and educational!! I love learning and I hope you do too.
Of course I like having fun as well....and best of all, feet up thinking about what I've learned..along with a nice cup of tea.
If you have been, thanks for reading! Elizabeth
P.S. I'm happy to answer any questions...email link on the side bar at the top of the page.