Week 1: Focal PointDesign Notes:
- I hope I've been successful in making my photo the focal point of this page. The double matting, arrow, title wrapped around, and placement on the page all serve to emphasize the picture.
Week 2: Shape, Size, ContrastDesign Notes:
- The size and placement of the title letters makes them the focal point of this page
- The complementary colors blue and orange give the page contrast and energy
- While the squares are the dominant shape on the page, the organic shapes of leaves and birds support the theme and guide the eye.
I mentioned that this class is quite unique. There are three teachers and class size is limited to 16 students. We purchased a textbook for the class, called White Space is Not Your Enemy. I am very happy to have this in my library. Every week we have a reading assignment, an inspiration assignment, and a scrapping assignment.
We post our layouts to the class gallery and receive feedback through written comments and an online webinar. Participating in this critique workshop is designed to help:
- understand the impact my work makes
- learn how to weight and use criticism
- gain objectivity about my own work
- hone my craft
- evolve my style and try new things
If you're thinking this is all pretty intense, you are right! But in a very good way. I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge. You can read more about the class here. It is closed for now, but there will be a second round offered in the future. Are you interested?