Many art quilters seem to struggle with creation of abstract work, whether from scratch or from a recognizable photo or drawing. Even if you don’t want a totally nonrepresentational piece, abstracting can help simplify and strengthen your design.
To work on my abstracting skills I signed up for Lyric Kinard’s Abstract-a-licious online course. To quote Lyric, ” Lessons consist of concrete design exercises that are clear and easily understood as well as ample encouragement from an award winning teacher. You don’t need to have drawing or design skills as this course is designed to inspire and teach both the timid beginner and the confident creative.”
The course consists of five play exercises that use pencil, paper, and scissors. There’s no projects involved. So far we’ve done three lessons. The emphasis is on using design principles to develop abstract designs.
Once I complete the remaining units I’ll let you know how it all went.
I’m linking this post to Off The Wall Fridays.
Artistic Endeavors – Just Dance
I have shortchanged dance in this feature, so I want to remedy that by featuring a seven minute montage of dance moves from about 300 movies.
If you’re movie obsessed, you can track which movies the clips come from, thanks to the list on Open Culture’s post. What a mashup – Blazing Saddles, The Deerhunter, Pulp Fiction, A Hard Days Night, and Groundhog Day all have their moments.
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