Design Matters with Robin Avni

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:00 AM 3:30 PM
  • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: PR012619RA
  • 16


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • $200 + $12 materials fee
  • $155 + $12 materials fee

To register and pay off-line, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN. To apply a credit in your BARN account, please do not use the Register button. Call or email the registrar at

To cancel your registration, please call or email the registrar at least four (4) days prior to the class/event start date in order to receive a refund.

This workshop will give participants an overview of key design principles and concepts with an understanding of how visual elements can be used in advancing your artwork. Learn more about color, typography, composition, and imagery. Explore how to apply these core elements through a specific set of in-class design exercises.


  • Prerequisites: none.
  • The $12 material fee, included in the price of the class, covers a useful design text each student will receive.
  • Students will set up a Pinterest account before class and "pin" at least seven items in each of the following categories:
  1. Color
  2. Typography
  3. Pattern or Graphics
  4. Imagery
  • Feel free to bring a sack lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette.

About the Instructor:

Throughout her career in the media and high-tech industries, including eight years as a Group Design Manager at Microsoft, Robin has produced high-profile design projects and managed award-winning design teams. She is an experienced instructor having taught core principles of design as an Assistant Professor of Design at The Cornish College of the Arts, and visual communication to undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Washington.

Learn more about Robin at

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