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Design for Artisans
Understand the basic elements and concepts that apply to every aspect of designing objects and art. Through a series of two-dimensional exercises, gain skill in visual organization, balance, repetition and rhythm using line, shape, texture, value and color. As your eye develops, your designs for furniture, clothing, quilts, surfaces and abstract forms will gain in beauty and sophistication. All levels welcome.
You’ve been learning skills – how to join wood, finesse a seam, bind a book. Now increase the beauty and sophistication of your work. What creates balance (or imbalance), pleasure, fascination, depth? This fall we introduce a design workshop, this forum for peer critique and MakeSpeak, a series of presentations by artisans at the height of their crafts.
Also look for:
- Artisans' Critique
- MakeSpeak – Dates to be announced. Sign up for email announcements to learn about the next MakeSpeak event. Read about our first MakeSpeak event here.
Age Range17+, teens with instructor's permission
Skill LevelAll Levels
Please bring to class:
A sketchbook or notepad for taking notes
When classes are FULL, put yourself on a waiting list. But please do NOT register for full classes.
- Spring–Summer 2014 catalog (pdf)
- Summer Program for Children 2014
- Fall 2013–Winter 2014 Catalog (pdf)
- Registration Form (pdf)
- Refunds, Cancellations, Discounts & Other Policies
We are now adding classes outside of our printed catalog. Browse to find out more.