Start to explore your own relationship to color by doing the exercise for Unit 1. Starting with a couple of favorite fabrics, use scraps and embellishments from your stash and see what happens. You may also want to dip into the self assessment first - just to start a thought process.
Artist Self Assessment
- What have been your main color choices up until now?
- Do you expect to choose a different color palette when you are finished with this class?
- What types of fabrics are in your stash? Describe by color, value, and pattern (type and size).
- Of the above fabrics, which occupies the most volume within the stash?
- Have you ever been in the “zone” when nothing else exists except what you are working on? Describe what you were doing when you were there.
Exploratory Exercise 1
Select a fabric you love that is a part of your historic palette in color and texture.
Make a 12” x 12” Color study in your comfort zone with your loved fabric as the focus fabric: don’t worry about technique. Just work until you feel it is done.
Exploratory Exercise 2
Select another fabric you love that is outside your historic palette in either color or texture.
- Different scale print
- Different color
- Different style
Make a 12” x 12” block or art piece in a different style than you have ever done with Fabric 2 as your focus fabric: don’t worry about technique. Just work until you feel it is done.
Start a journal of your work.
Write about your reaction to the self-assessment exercises
- Are you surprised?
- Is it what you expected?
Write about the differences between the two exploratory exercises.
- What were you trying to accomplish in each?
- Were you successful?
- Did you have any obstacles to achieving your goal?
- What skills/techniques were needed?
- Did you have a specific design approach?
- How uncomfortable were you with the second exploration?