Tuesday, August 7, 2007
As an ancillary to the black and white pattern project students were asked to make a new stencil that resolved a pattern combination in repeat and work on a collaborative project, a scroll which reached 60 feet in length by 48 inches wide. The scroll was then installed hanging above the main lobby at Cal Arts.
The scroll served as welcome context for a CSSSA movement/body improv class that used the space.
This project used digitally manipulated photographs of the students as a source which was enlarged using a proportional grid to a 18" by 24" drawing. The students then divided the image into 6 sections and applied the following color principles to them: greyscale, monochrome, analogous, primary or secondary triads (plus black) and complementary colors and "true colors".
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Here are some examples of a pattern assignment where my students arrived at a six inch square black and white composition using an automatic drawing exercise and then used a stencil technique to repeat the motif in different combinations using a 3 by 3 grid.