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Dual classes: Designing Stencil Art & Tackling Challenges

HUGE UPDATE!

So I decided to do a mayor change in direction. Partly due to the fact that I have a couple of days off and wanted to focus on my more artistic side and partly due to the mayor bonus skillshare is offering for design classes this month. I'll still be doing the challenges class, but now I'll be bringing you as my first class: "Designing Stencil Art: From Portrait to Painting"

I will continue to update this project with both classes.

Designing Stencil Art: From Portrait to Painting

Milestone 1: Start Your Class Draft

Done!

Milestone 2: Class Topic and Project

The class is titled "Designing Stencil Art: From Portrait to Painting" (duh... I know I said it like twice above, but just to keep the same structure I'lll write it again...)

About the Class

In this class we will be:

  • Choosing a subject portrait
  • Designing a stencil from it through one of three different techniques presented in the class
  • Making our design come to life in the real world

One of the advantages of stencil design is that you can then take your design and apply it to any surface you choose. In this case I'll be making a shirt but I encourage you by examples to think of diferent mediums to paint on.

Class Project

Your Very Own Portrait/T-Shirt

Materials

  • A subject - it could be you, your pet, your favorite animal, a building, any one object really...
  • Either photoshop, illustrator or tracing paper - it will depend on the technique you chose
  • Thick paper - To do the actual stencil
  • An exacto knife
  • A cuting mat or cuting board (cutting mat is optional but it yields better results)
  • A foam paint roller
  • Suitable textile paint for the shirt

Deliverables

  1. A mood board with pictures of your subject
  2. The trace method of your choosing and how it looks before cuting
  3. Photos of your finished stencils
  4. Photos of your finished t-shirt

I encourage you to take it one step at a time and really profit from the comunitie's feedback to keep yourself on track.

Most important of all, have fun making this, whether it's work or hobbie, design should always be about the joy.

Milestone 3: Outline

You can find it here.

Milestone 4: Your Introduction Video

You can find it directly in the class since it's already published!

Milestone 5: Publish Your Class

It's done!!! Find it here!!

Tackling Challenges: A Step by Step Strategy

Milestone 1: Start Your Class Draft

Done!

Milestone 2: Class Topic and Project

The class is titled "Tackling Challenges: A Step by Step Strategy" which to be honest I'm not 100% committed to... I think it's still missing some punch and I am open to suggestions.

About the Class

This class will cover an Adventure Leadership Model/Strategy that I've found to be quite adaptable to daily challenges and provides a step by step framework to face any type of challenge be it big (like moving to another country) or small (like planning a family dinner party).

The original model is taken mainly from the works of Karl Rohnke & Steve Butler and is based on the acronym A. P. P. L. E.  (Assess - Plan - Prepare - Lead - Evaluate).

The focus will be on applying the principles to everyday challenges, I'll guide you through each step giving some advice and exercises on how to make it all the more efficient.

Class Project

Apply the APPLE Model to a Challenge You Are Currently Facing

For a class project I'll ask you to think from the get go on an oncoming challenge you may face, you can choose to make it a big challenge or a small one, and post what the challenge is. Then we'll go through each step together and with the help of the community I'll try to give you some insight on the challenge.

So basically the project is to apply the model to a real life challenge you are facing.

This whole process should be as unobtrusive as possible and in general the whole project should take you exactly as long as the challenge you are already facing.

In fact the whole point is to make the way you face problems more efficient and thus it should really take less time, though that will come with practice as you familiarize with each step. In no time you'll be applying the model without even thinking about it!

Deliverables

  1. What's your oncoming challenge?
  2. Assessment / Analysis of the situation
  3. Plan of Action
  4. Summary + Evaluation

For deliverables 2, 3 & 4 I'll supply some examples and quick formats that you can use as a guide, though the adaptability of this model is what makes it work for anyone really, so it's up to you how you post them.

Milestone 3: Outline

Comming Soon

Milestone 4: Your Introduction Video

Comming Soon

Milestone 5: Publish Your Class

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