David Hornung: Fundamentals of Design and Composition

June15-19, 2021

3 in stock

    If You DO Require Lodging, Please Fill Out the Information Below.

    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $995

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday, June 15 and concludes Saturday afternoon June 19, 2021

    • Includes lodging Monday night-Saturday Morning.
    • Breakfast is served daily. (Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop)
    • Evening meals will be on your own.

Class Description

For anyone working in two dimensions the fundamental elements of design are always in play. Artists and designers rely upon line, shape, interval, balance, relative scale, pattern and the development of visual space to communicate their vision. This workshop is an enriched version of the classic two-dimensional design curriculum that has been a foundational study for artists and designers since its introduction at the Bauhaus in the 1920’s.

In Fundamentals of Design and Composition you will make a number of small, focused studies using creative strategies to explore the elements of design with cut paper collage. Throughout the workshop, you will organize your studies and notes into a book/portfolio that serves as both a record of your exploration and a useful design reference for your own studio practice. Classroom work will be augmented by slide presentations and discussion. Recommended for textile artists, designers and painters.


David is a painter and collagist who, over the course of a long career, has held full-time teaching positions at Indiana University, Skidmore College, and The Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a professor at Adelphi University where he teaches courses in design, color theory, collage, and painting. ­­­Over the past 12 years he has conducted design and color workshops at Crow Barn, QBL, QSDS and Anderson Ranch Art Center and other locations in the US and UK. He is the author of a Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designer, which has been translated into six languages and is used in art and design programs internationally.

Class size is limited to 12 students.

Visit David’s Website

Level: Adventurous Beginner to Advanced

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop cost $995  (add tax for meal portion = $5.50)   (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, June 15, 2021 and ends Saturday afternoon at 4pm
  • On site lodging available for an additional fee:
  • Lodging available Monday Night – Saturday Morning
  • Meals provided with Lodging: Breakfast is served daily  (noon meal provided with price of workshop)
  • Triple Occupancy $395 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $545 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Single Occupancy $985 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $50 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)

If paying by mail, contact us to hold a place for one week until deposit is received.

David Hornung Registration Form 2021

Important info:

Classroom and lodging space is limited to 12 students. Classes are available on a first come first served basis.

  • Deposits can be paid via credit card on our website or via check with in one week of registering. Please complete above registration form, and complete the checkout process with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Five months prior to the workshop additional information about the workshop, supplies needed, and accommodations will be mailed along with an invoice for the balance due.
  • Balances are due four months before the first day of the workshop. A 10% charge will be added for late payments. Check payments are preferred for balances.  Credit cards are accepted but the fees assessed by the credit card company will be passed along to the student.
  • Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, in which case travel insurance is recommended when coming by plane or train.

Mail checks to:
Woodland Ridge Retreat
P.O. Box 27
Downsville, WI 54735
Make checks payable to: Woodland Ridge Retreat

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chris & Mark Daly