assignment 2 prep

prep for assignment 2 / part 2: building a visual vocabulary
these notes are mostly to list which materials & techniques will be used in the exercises, so I know what to prepare for

project 3: colour

materials

  • sketchbook & A3 paper
  • coloured pencils, paints, brushes, jam jars. paints (gouache): alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, ultramarine, cerulean blue
  • collection of coloured paper, sticky paper, origami paper
  • fabrics and yarns from stash
  • small sheet of sugar paper – mid-grey paper
  • brightly coloured patterned fabric (8cm x 8cm)
  • transparent folder or bag
  • collection of small coloured objects or fruit & veges such as an orange, apple or lemon
  • water-soluable fabric (for machine embroidery)

    stage 1 – Introduction and preparation

  • painting colour wheels

    stage 2 – colour perception

    exercise 1

  • painting/coloured paper squares with another colour square in the centre

    exercise 2

  • painting/coloured paper squares with grey square in the centre

    exercise 3

  • record (paint) the colours in a postcard of a painting, image

    exercise 4

  • record (paint) the colours in an object, or a few objects close together eg fruit, shells, leaves, jewellery etc

    stage 4 – colour moods and themes

    exercise 1

  • paints & sketchbook – use these 2 pairs of opposite words & find colours which express them

    exercise 2

  • colour mood or theme – make colour bags with small fragments of fabric, yarns & coloured papers

    stage 5 – coloured stitches

  • on black background fabric, repeat stage 2 project 2 but with stitches

    stage 6 – combining textures and colour effects

    exercise 1

  • hand embroidery

    exercise 2

  • hand embroidery

    sketchbook

  • fabric paints, fabric crayons or paintsticks and dyes
  • work in sketchbook for min 10 mins each day

    research point

  • look at a textile piece you have at home – look at it, sketch it, reflect on it

    project 4 – developing your ideas

    materials

  • A3 paper
  • paints, coloured pencils, crayons, brushes, jam jar, ruler
  • a collection of small coloured objects to draw (stones, shells, fruit, Christmas decorations etc)
  • sketchbook & resource materials (postcards, photos etc)
  • photocopier, scanner or tracing paper

    stage 1 – Introduction and preparation

  • drawing, cutting out paper squares and shapes

    stage 2 – looking for shapes and drawings

  • images from resource materials
  • drawing

    exercise 1

  • drawings

    exercise 2

  • drawings

    exercise 3

  • drawings with mixed media – paints, wet & dry media, colllage

    exercise 4

  • drawing from objects

    stage 3 – selecting from your drawings

  • drawings, viewing frame

    stage 4 – developing design ideas

  • drawings
  • scanner or photocopied or tracing paper

    experiments with printing and painting

    materials

  • selection of fabric paints, fabric crayons, Markal paintsticks, inks
  • prepared surface for printing (table or board)
  • cutting mat, hardboard or thick cardboard
  • ink pad
  • paper in different colours, textures including brown paper wrapping paper, newspaper, tissue paper, sugar paper, shiny paper surfaces, hand-made paper
  • block printing and stamping equipment
  • stencil card, acetate, sticky-back plastic or any stiff card
  • masking tape
  • hand painting equipment: household paint brushes, hog’s hair, sable or synthetic brushes, stencil brushes, old toothbrushes, foam brushes
  • palette, plate or small pots for mixing colours
  • squeeze bottle for adding clean water when mixing colours
  • thin rubber gloves
  • sharp craft knife – scalpel or Stanley knife
  • mirrors to look at your design in repeat
  • iron to fix fabric and silk paints
  • baking parchment or cotton cloth
  • small line and pegs to hang up samples
  • waterproof adhesive

    stage 1 – preparation

  • making a printing pad

    stage 2 – experimenting with techniques

  • block printing
  • relief printing
  • stencils
  • masks
  • hand painting
  • silk painting

    project 5 – painting and printing

    materials

  • collection of fabric samples
  • design ideas and experiments from project 4
  • fabric printing and painting equipment
  • dressmakers’ pins
  • hand hairdryer

    stage 1 – reviewing your fabric collection

  • fabric – painting on fabric. test swatches

    stage 2 – selecting your design ideas

  • design ideas and experiments from project 4

    stage 3 – selecting your design ideas

  • hand painting onto fabric
  • printing onto fabric

    stage 4 – a larger sample

  • printing on a larger piece of fabric

    assignment 2

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