Q: Do I need to work in a specific medium?
A: No. In class we will focus on 2D materials, but the concepts apply to any medium and 2D or 3D work.
Q: How do I access the live sessions?
A: All live sessions are held on Zoom. Once you purchase the class, you will have access to the welcome section of the course content. There you will find the supply list, description of how the class will flow, and the link to the first class meeting. The live sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the course for replay. The best part is you don’t have to worry about frantically taking notes but can focus on the live sessions and watch the replay to capture the key points you want to take notes on.
Q: Who is this class for?
A: This course is beneficial for artists at any stage in their creative journeys. Whether you explored 2D design fundamentals previously or our new to them, you will find ways to deepen, expand, and explore these concepts in ways that will transform your art practice.
Q: What if I don’t normally do abstract or non-representational work? Is this class still for me?
A: Yes! The concepts we cover apply to all types of compositions. We are focusing on abstract and non-representational artwork because it is the easiest way to explore these ideas. You are freed from the mental and technical constraints of representational work and can really focus on the specific design elements.
Q: What will we do during the live sessions?
A: Presentations on elements, principles, historical and contemporary artists; prompts and exercises; small group discussions; critique.
Q: Will we be making artwork during this class or just doing exercises?
A: Each week you will have exercises that help you explore the week’s concepts and terms. You will be creating a design elements journal with specific exercises that will be your studio reference guide. You will also be working on small individual pieces that we will discuss during our live sessions. In these pieces we will encourage you to incorporate the design elements we have discussed but how you execute your compositions is up to you.
Q: I have more questions. How do I reach you?
A: You can email Susan at [email protected] or Lisa at [email protected]