Wednesday, January 17, 2007
In the first year drawing class I am teaching this semester, the students' first assignment is very similar to that done by Mithi at the London Met. Using a pen lid and an okra pod as a starting point, each student was asked to generate a series of sketches (220 in all) capturing the essence of their subjects and then manipulate them using the principles of design. The basis of this experiment is to show how drawing and design are one in the same.
While the students were working at their desks, the other professors and I worked at generating our own set of drawings. These are my final four. The next step in the students' projects is to implement color into their final four images and submit them to Crypton Fabric's Loominary Competition. I'm really excited to see where this goes.