14 July 2019

TUTOR Rebecca Edgar
DAY Sunday 10am – 4pm
DATES 14 July
LOCATION Art Studios

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the process behind making their own repeat patterns, taking inspiration from nature’s simplified botanical forms.

Here you will learn how to overlay and tessellate simple cut-out style motifs to build up your own elaborate, interlocking composition, creating arrangements which mirror and complement the mathematics of repetition found within nature.

An exploration into colour and form, this class is also suitable for those with little or no previous drawing experience.

Participants will leave the class with their own large scale, high quality, original painted design, suitable for digital transferal into print on either wallpaper or textile pieces for the home.

Learning Outcomes & Skills:
Students will learn how to balance and build a composition using a combination of measured drawing methods and pre-fabricated shapes/templates as a guide. Students will also leave with a thorough understanding of how to create their own repeat-patterns at home, with a developed understanding on the use of colour and form.
Elements of the teaching will be delivered to the class as a whole, however will also involve individual, one-to-one consultation, direction and feedback as part of a flexible learning environment that responds to the needs of the individuals within the group. Practical demonstrations will also be given to help insure an understanding of the process, and the use of materials involved.

Schedule of the Session:
The lesson will begin with a brief introduction on how Repeat Patterns are formed, taking inspiration from a diverse wealth of other artists’ work for reference purposes. The class will receive a brief demonstration on how this process works before taking some time to experiment on their own initial designs. We will then spend the remainder of the lesson developing these methods and applying our knowledge to create larger, more ornate compositions which will incorporate the use of basic paint application methods.

Your Tutor:
Rebecca Edgar is an artist, designer and founder of Rubina Press. Born in Belfast, she graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2012 with a degree in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking. Since then she has exhibited both locally and internationally with artworks held in both private and public national collections. Although now based in Belfast, Rebecca also teaches part-time at the Glasgow School of Art.


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