Posts tagged watercolor
Course | Cyanotype Printing

We love to include interesting creative techniques in our course offerings. As creatives, it's so important to continue to explore new techniques and expand our horizons when it comes to our craft. For Semester II, we are offering Cyanotype Printing.

Design House Prep School | A School for Creatives | Cyanotype Botanicals

Cyanotype printing was a method of printing invented in 1842. With its origins in reproductions, specifically blueprints (hence the name), it uses the photographic printing and development process to create gorgeous cyan or prussian blue prints. 

Aside from using cyanotype printing on paper products, I have successfully used it to create lovely unique prints on fabrics, most recently a silk scarf. While it is a process that requires patience and time (and a dark space with no light!), the results are phenomenal. In this course, we will be learning the ins and outs of the process and create some botanical prints! 

Registration for Semester II courses will open on December 12, so mark your calendars! Classes will become available on January 13, 2017. 

Course | Design Boards for Creatives

Next up in our courses for Semester II, Design Boards for Creatives!

Design House Prep School | A School for Creatives | Design Boards

This course focuses on design boards and how to utilize them in your own creative process to hone in on and communicate design scopes to clients. It works great as a follow up to the Sketching for Creatives and Establishing Your Creative Process courses from Semester I. In fact, we would highly suggest taking at least the Creative Process course before this one, so that you can best put your design boards to work within your creative process. 

Further narrowing your creative process allows for less time doing the back and forth with clients as well as reducing the amount of time spent with too many ideas flying around. Design boards help both you as the creative, as well as your client, keep the end design goals in mind, stay focused, and work more efficiently. In this course we will discuss what design boards are and their purpose within your creative process and go through how to create one effectively. 

Registration for Semester II courses begins December 12th and classes will be available on January 13th, 2017. Can't wait to see you there! 

Course | Watercolor II

We'll be walking through our semester II course lineup over the next few days!  First up, one of our creative courses for semester II is Watercolor II

Design House Prep School | A School for Creatives | Watercolor

Watercolor II

Our first watercolor course (aptly named Watercolor I from Semester I) focused on color theory and understanding the colors and paints you're working with. With this second step in Watercolor II, we will be building on our previous knowledge, moving on to more color mixing as well as understanding how different base shades mix together.  

We'll be mixing custom colors to match Pantone or printed shades, perfect if you're a calligrapher mixing ink to match a clients invitation.  We'll also look at how to mix custom ink for dip pens. 

As with all the other Semester II courses, registration will open on December 12, with class materials becoming available on January 13th!

If you haven't already taken the first Watercolor I course, but think you might want an introduction or refresher in color theory, registration is still available for Semester I courses through till June 2017!