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  • 1. Kimono / Pattern Project Woodblock Relief Print

2. Kimono History and Meaning The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment worn by women, men and children Traditionally a Chinese fashion, adopted by the Japanese during the 5th century Over time the shape and style of the kimono changed Its become a fashion used primarily by women for formal events 3. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing) Motifs in traditional Japanese kimono are used mostly to denote the season Patterns were so specific that women would wear different motifs once a month, not just from season to season. To wear a pattern too early or too late was a huge faux pas The size of the patterns and the colors used denoted age (big bright patterns for young women, very somber colors for old women). Fabrics denoted rank 4. Pattern / Motif Visual Rhythm: Rhythm you receive through your eyes rather than through your ears. It is created by repeating positive shapes separated by negative spaces. Pattern: The principle of art that is concerned with decorative surface design. It is usually a 2D visual repetition. Motif: The unit that is repeated to create visual rhythm in a pattern. 5. Types of Pattern Random: A motif repeated in no apparent order with no regular spaces in between. Regular: Regular rhythms and patterns have identical beats or motifs and equal amounts of space between them. Alternating: Can be created in several ways. One way is to introduce a second beat or motif. Another is to make a change in placement or content of the motif. Progressive: In a progressive rhythm there is a change in the beat each time it is repeated. 6. Project Criteria During what season were you born? Use your birth season as the inspiration for your design Develop a 12 x 12 motif The motif must be made of positive and negative shapes. You will carve the motif out of a block of wood. Shape-based designs work the best in this process. It will be best to limit yourself to black and white shapes (white areas will be carved away, black areas will remain uncarved) 7. Choose one type of pattern (random, regular, alternating, or progressive) Begin doodling in your sketchbook Dont commit to any idea too quickly Make small (thumbnail) sketches Dont immediately commit to a 12x12 design, instead create sketches that are 4x4 8. You will turn in 4 prints 1 print will be a proof, which is your design printed with black ink on white paper 1 print will be a color print where you apply multiple colors to the woodblock 1 print will be a layered monotype print where you will print your block on top of a monotype surface 1 print will be a collaborative layered print where you will print your design with other students designs 9. Regular Pattern 10. Random Pattern 11. Alternating Pattern 12. Regular Pattern 13. Alternating Pattern 14. Regular Pattern 15. Random Pattern 16. Random Pattern