2D Design: Pattern, Adornment, and Expression

In this course, students will apply two-dimensional design concepts to create works on paper, mixed media photographs, and patterns for textiles and functional objects. With an emphasis on composition, line, shape, and color, the principals taught in this course will serve as a foundation for all approaches to art-making. Taking inspiration from contemporary decorative arts, students will learn the formal elements of art by way of pattern, abstraction, and stylization. While transferring design principals to a variety of techniques and materials, students will develop their own unique visual language and expression that extends beyond any one medium or art form. This interactive class is structured for all skill levels.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

Required supplies:

  • Drawing pencils

  • Markers – alcohol, dye-based ink for rich color and permanent marker

  • Sketchbook

  • Heavyweight paper 18 in. x 24 in.

  • Tracing paper

  • Ruler

  • Masking tape

  • Cardstock

  • Drawing pencils

  • Double-sided tape

  • Acrylic paint

  • Mylar stencil sheet

  • Exacto knife

  • Fabric