PR2: Engineered Prints

An engineered print is designed to interact in a dynamic waywith a shaped textile. It differs from a repeat pattern in that it is a self-contained composition, as in a Hermes scarf, orscaled to fit in a particular place, as in the iconic Dali-inspired lobster gown of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. In this course students brainstorm several objects to produce. Applications include fashion, accessories, furniture, sculpture, and interiors. Working with the shape of each canvas, students design and draw engineered compositions and produce color-separated sets of stencils. Layout and printing strategies will be emphasized and some constructioncoaching will be provided to produce finished items.