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Design Workshop Day 2


Mary Brown

Duration 1 day
Dates Sun 5 April 2020
Fees Members $80  Non-Members $100
Fees Due By 5 March 2020
Venue  76 Queen St, Concord West

Design Workshop Day 2 is a follow-up day  to the  Design Workshop Day 1

Day 1 is  is purely a theoretical day but Day 2 is  a more practical day. 

 At least two designs will be done over the day. The designs will be created from photos taken specifically for the workshop. Each design will employ prescribed elements and principles of designs. The aim is not to create literal images from the primary sources. 

Preparation for this workshop involves YOU, the participant, taking photos of:

  • Crowd situations 

  • Cityscapes (buildings, shop fronts, etc – take photos from different angles) 

  • Landscapes (can be gardens) – take photos from a distance as well as close ups – take these from different perspectives

The photos must have great clarity and are to be printed in colour on A4 paper. Bring at least four photos for each group. On the day, please bring:

  • Mary Brown’s booklet on Design Elements and Principles

  • Photos (as prescribed above)

  • Good quality sheets of drawing paper or an artist’s journal

  • Tracing paper 

  • Drawing materials – artline pens or/and ‘lead’ pencils which must be at least B or above.

  • Ruler

Any enquiries, please contact Mary Brown on 98581326 or email her at 


Mary took photograph of Henri Matisse's 'Still Life with Geranium' 1910 at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich last.   Matisse figures very prominently when talking about the
elements and principles of design.


Enrol in this Workshop

You can book a place in this workshop by contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some workshops will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.