I'm looking forward to teaching one of my favorite classes at Create NJ in July. Backgrounds are quick and easy but what next?
Composition is an important element of strong artwork and most of us have an intuitive feel for it. Learning different types of composition will give you insight into your artwork from ATC’s, tags, cards, journal pages, paintings or fabric work.
Play around with composition using various sizes. Games will take the formality out of learning the basics of composition. Once you know the rules, you can bend them with confidence.
Techniques include: Dripping watercolors, symmetry prints, black and white torn paper collage (Notan), expanded square collage, creating pattern. We'll be working with colored tissue paper and deli paper.
This is a great place for beginners to start.
Bring any projects that are giving you trouble. Throughout the day, I’ll help you with critiques. Composition makes all the difference!
The next time you are working on a journal page or painting that is giving you trouble, consider composition!
Have a fantastic weekend, Diana