You might have realised by now that the amount of work in each module increases. This module was a lot of work, but if you structure your time it will work out.
At the same time that you are playing with sketches and colour and design ideas, you need to be aware of what evidence is required for your portfolio. It is much easier if you can do this as you work the design and stitched samples, so that you will not have a lot of work to do at the end.
Because this course was distant learning, you also need to develop your IT skills, particularly for: WORD, Adobe Photoshop and PowerPoint.
If you set up a basic template this will also help. For example:
Don't be put off by this. You might choose to arrange your work in a completely different way.
I also set up pages in WORD to make notes, for example: evaluations (these should be ongoing, so find a way of writing about everything you do in a consistent way, so that you will be able to cut and paste into your portfolio presentation); theory of colour notes; bibliography, health & safety, etc
Write a brief introduction and just say what your theme is. So, mine was Gothic architecture. This is just a few notes about what resources you will use: sketches, books, photographs etc.
The working artist is a short biography and notes relating to why you chose the artist, what you like etc. Try to relate it to the module. I chose Linda Rudkin who is a textile artist, specialising in natural dyes.
At the same time, begin to visit galleries, workshops, shows, etc and keep leaflets, tickets and any information you want to remember in a course evidence file. Things like colour wheels, paint colour charts etc are also helpful.
The module also required a study of applique, which I presented in a zig-zag book:
Please ask questions or make comments. I will try my best to help.
The final part of Module 3 is the work I completed for my stitched samples. This will follow tomorrow.