Region 8 NCAEA Spring PD Workshop
Saturday, May 19
Western North Carolina University
9:00 – 4:00
Adobe Illustrator and Mosaics
(Must be a current NCAEA member to attend)
25 spots available
NCAEA Conference is in ASHEVILLE, NC 2018!!
November 1-4...another great reason to update your membership now!!(see link above)
8:45 - 9:00 Sign in and Greetings (coffee provided and a lite morning snack)
9:00 - 12:00 Adobe Illustrator Workshop
- If you have a digital drawing tablet and a stylus - bring it along.
12:00 - 12:30 lunch provided
- Pizza, salad and drinks (it's delicious!!)
12:30 - 1:00 Gallery tour: Qualla Arts and Crafts at the library (which is a CatTran ride away or a 3/4 mile walk.
1:00 - 4:00 Mosaic workshop
- If you have any mosaic materials that you would like to bring and add to your creation or a larger piece of hardy board…by all means.
Adobe Illustrator Workshop
- MaryAnna LaFratta
Syntax of Composition
see attached image for project examples
) is based on recognizing examples of art and design principles such as: rhythm, repetition, asymmetrical balance, emphasis, economy, as found in natural and manmade environments (pre-existing not arranged), photographing them, and then representing the image elements in the photographs and the concept related to the art/design principle within a series of visual signs.
Teachers would take a few digital photographs of examples of design/art principles prior to the workshop.
During the workshop 1 or 2 of the best photo examples will be used to further develop.
ADOBE Illustrator will be used to abstract the elements within the original photo and the concept into three visual signs:
All of the visual signs, including the photo, will be imported into ADOBE InDesign and then printed in color.
– Erin Tapley *
Mosaic workshop- a brief history of the artform provided
Use our copious and donated: smalti tiles, crockery or glass tiles to create a mosaic composition
Small (circular or square) platforms that are ok for indoor mosaics will be provided (about 300 sq inches) or participants can bring their own hardyback board if they desire larger scale or outdoor placement.
Grout is available but time may merit grouting at home.
*Erin Tapley is the program director of Art Education at WCU and currently the director of the School of Art and Design. She is new to mosaics but has taught it 4 times to different age groups this past year.