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From Tissue Paper to the Mighty Illustration Board – Guest Blogger Barbara Fox

March 13, 2015

   Level 3 Studies in Art and Design – Chocolate Flowers

This is the last blog from the completing group of students. Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Gail

  Level 3 Art & Design has proved to be a wonderful learning experience, although at first I missed working in stitch. The medium of choice for this course was paper, in all of its many guises – from thin tissue-like to the mighty illustration board. And then, manipulating that paper by way of dyeing, painting, distressing, cutting, assembling again and applying all sorts of gel mediums to get different effects. Along the way, we worked out aspects of design, and how to create a piece of art that fit within the parameter of the principles of design.

     My favorite item was paper cutting, and that, along with book making will be techniques that I will further explore.

     Each student works in an individual way creating work that is unique to their style, all of them with special talent. Gail has a gentle way of supporting us and encouraging us to “really look” at our subjects. It is with this teaching method that I have learned to expand my artistic reach. It’s been an enriching two years.  Barbara Fox

Level 3 Art and Design consists of 8 –  5 day sessions spread out over 2 years. The only qualification you need to participate in this foundation course is to take the 5 day Color Course at the center or online.   Gail                                        see 9 slides


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  1. pennypeters permalink
    March 13, 2015 6:10 pm

    Seeing the naked tree branch images again, I am so impressed with the myriad of ways you found to use them in your work. Beautiful! Congratulations!

    • Barbara Fox permalink
      March 14, 2015 4:16 am

      Thank you Penny. There is just something about naked tree branches that draws me in…

  2. March 13, 2015 7:12 pm

    Love your tree studies. Trees are one of my favorite subjects in all their glory.

    • Barbara Fox permalink
      March 14, 2015 4:17 am

      Yes, trees always, always catch my eye. Thank you Ruth.

  3. March 13, 2015 9:07 pm

    Your sense of design, ie the arrangement and repetition of tree forms, is fabulous. Also the values and textures I find especially fine. Great job!

    • Barbara Fox permalink
      March 14, 2015 4:21 am

      I’m so glad that you liked my trees. I really enjoyed putting that book together, mostly from my hand painted papers and block prints done in class, with the addition of a new rubber stamp carved and printed especially for application in this book project. Thanks so much, Maria.

  4. March 20, 2015 8:20 am

    Barbara sorry to have missed your exhibition. I had a work conflict. I enjoyed seeing your work on the wall at my last class. Now to see your book pages to is a delight. Congratulates on the fine work.

    • Barbara Fox permalink
      May 16, 2015 1:41 am

      Thanks Susan, this class was so enjoyable. Who would think that working with paper was so much fun?

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