Textile Design instructor, Elizabeth Hale, is a Los Angeles-based surface designer and illustrator. Her background as a painter, illustrator, art director, and graphic designer—as well as her FIDM Textile Design degree—have equipped her with a remarkable collection of artwork and designs.
Describe a favorite class project:
Surprise (5 to 10 minute) in-class sketching, painting sessions, related to responding to provided imagery NOT viewed on a screen (i.e., art books, magazines, printed materials). Objective: the preciousness and overworked habits fly out the window and valuable fresh, unique, expressive work emerges.
Do you have a particular style or philosophy about teaching?
I feel it's important to inspire, excite, and illuminate skills and concepts through great visual art, design, and cultural examples. I also find using humor a crucial component.
Do you have a favorite memory teaching at FIDM?
My favorite memory was when a subdued and usually very demure student stood up and exclaimed loudly at the end of class: "That was SO FUN!"
Elizabeth Hale is an Outstanding Faculty Award Winner, an award given by the student body to outstanding faculty members.
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