Our schedule for the three-hour workshop included:
Task 1: Look at graphic inspiration from the exhibit;
Task 2: Draw a base image leaving some white space around the outer edges. My image was a living room with an antique sofa, Art Deco lamp, and modern painting and rug;
Task 3: Cut the base image into quarters and re-arrange them (horizontally and vertically) in which you could add more drawn elements into the rearranged to minimize white space and to create secondary designs; and
Task 4: Using printed copies of the rearranged image, repeat them to see what a textile design would look like.
What I thought worked the best based on student work -- were spontaneous and organic forms rather than planned single images. Here are photos of my work including the original drawing, the rearranged image, and then a repeating pattern based on the rearranged image that could be printed as a textile design.
|Original Drawing (Post Pen and Watercolor)|
|Quartered and Rearranged Drawing|
|Repetition of Quartered/Rearranged Drawing - What a Textile Print could look like|