Friday, March 16, 2012

Finding Shapes in Nature

  We are now celebrating the middle of the term with a week long break.  Weather all over the east coast has been eerily balmy.  This made my visit to New York to see the Renaissance Portrait exhibition at the Met and a quick trip to MAD easy.  While in New Jersey I stopped at the Summit Art Center to see a group show, Textility. I made certain to spend part of a day in Philadelphia and was able to take in a few of the venues of the citywide celebration, FiberPhiladelphia 2012.  Now I am flooded with ideas.

 Back to the design classroom on Monday where we will begin our focus on value.  Just before break we ended our study of shape with a study of natural forms.  Nature is the great designer.  Looking at proportions, curves, and the richness of detail found in the humble weeds and dried leaves, students unlocked wonderful designs in black and white.