Design for Realism

The first step of creating fine art is to create “good” art, and good art starts with good design. Quilts and other fabric artwork are no exception. But fabric is not a traditional fine art medium. Pictures designed with fabric in mind need to incorporate traditional fine art elements of design in their own unique way.

The challenges faced by quilters when creating realism-style art cannot be solved in the same manner as an artist using traditional medium. This lecture is focused on incorporating principles of good design into art quilt layouts with the intent of creating a realistic piece of art using fabric as a medium.

Using my own work as examples, I will teach:

My personal passion is realism, but the concepts I will cover are very relevant to fabric artists of all artistic styles.