The almost PERFECT Art of Design
by Frank D. Porter
Artist vs Designer
So a few weeks ago I was asked by an associate of mine Rebecca Leer if I would be interested in posing for an art class at the Ridgewood Art Institute. Rebecca is a pronounced artist who is one of the best art instructors I know.
Well my ego starting talking to me and I felt flattered that this little old round male still had it going on. Next I was thinking that how would I feel posing Nude for a crowd. I never did that before, and that’s not on my bucket list either.
After a short conversation, I was told that my clothes better stay on, and the class does not need to see my impregnated body scared on their minds for life.
As I sat for two consecutive days for 3hrs. each day, I began to think that after all we do have something in common. There is a lot in common between art and design.
- Everyone sees and expresses themselves in different ways.
- Both use color to express.
- They’re both visual and stimulate the senses.
- They both incorporate the aesthetic principles.
- Practitioners in both fields need knowledge of history, past movements and current trends.
- Both are highly creative activities involving processes that require time, observation and thinking.
- Both are used to communicate and function in a visual form.
- Both uses a set of set of criteria to create within specific boundaries; all the way from concept through completion.
- Both create something truly unique and amazing.
After finishing the two sessions I had come up with my few of my own observations. This art school is a great place to express your creative side. That I am a better designer than an artist, and that I truly love what I do and would not want to do anything else in the whole wide world.
and so goes my fleeting moment of fame posing for the Rembrandts of tomorrow today