The Composition Camp workshop yesterday was very, very cool – every single participant found a “right answer” to the assignment, and each answer was both unique and excellent.
First, we reviewed a slide show of composition examples like the one below based on my AB3 system – the AB3s are Alignment, Breathing room , and Threes or thirds.:
Then, the first assignment started with a pear – everyone got a 5×7″ substrate of watercolor paper and a printed inkjet photograph of a green pear.
Instructions were to demonstrate great composition while building a collage that started with identical images – and they did!
For their second assignment, students were encouraged to choose their own images from a National Geographic magazine, and that went just as well as the first challenge.
Both projects started with water media and images and ended with layers of textured beeswax.
Everyone shared ideas and inspired each other, but no two finished works were remotely the same. Some went completely toward abstraction and some retained the imagery. Take a look at the video – what amazing surface design and variety!
This session of Composition Camp was a huge success – yay!
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Beautiful!! Have you considered visiting the Pacific Northwest (Portland, Oregon/Vancouver Washington area) some time in the future to do a workshop here?
Louise, I would love to – Portland is a great place. I probably need to check out the workshop venues there. The closest I’ve come is Whidbey Island where I taught last year – it’s so beautiful up there, so totally un-texas!