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Introduction to Surface Design: Creating and Mixing Patterns

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20 Videos (1h 42m)
  • Pattern Formation and Fascination

    • Trailer

      01:23
    • Welcome!

      01:17
    • Lecture 1: Exploring Patterns

      04:32
    • Lecture 2: Building Patterns

      05:39
    • Lecture 3: Design Elements I

      07:05
    • Demo 1: The Dot, Stripe, Grid then Crop Method

      06:49
    • Demo 2: The Design From The Corners Method

      03:43
    • Demo 3: The Outside In Method

      06:55
  • Color, Style and Brand

    • Welcome!

      01:05
    • Lecture 1: Color Stories

      05:34
    • Lecture 2: Style and Brand

      06:05
    • Demo 1: Digital Albers

      13:02
    • Demo 2: Mixing Complimentary Neutrals

      05:49
    • Demo 3: Repel/Attract

      06:58
  • Mixing Patterns

    • Welcome!

      01:05
    • Lecture 1: Design Elements III - Texture

      02:27
    • Lecture 2: Creating Collections I

      04:26
    • Lecture 3: Creating Collections II

      08:00
    • Demo 1: Making Simple Scallops

      06:14
    • Demo 2: Passing The Apron Test

      04:16

About This Class

Oh, patterns! Beautiful, inscrutable, mesmerizing patterns, I love them so, and as a quick jaunt around the internet will prove, I am not alone in this love. Great pattern design is at once logical and whimsical, repetitive but surprising, intricate and simple. When a beautiful pattern is applied to the right surface it has the power to delight and amaze. Equally so, an unresolved p... Read More

Jenna Frye, Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art

My name is Jenna.  I teach, I make stuff, I talk about teaching and making stuff. I'm a very proud member of the full time Foundation Faculty at MICA where I'm lucky enough to get paid to work with some of the most magical and talented artists i... Read More