Wearables Exhibition

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Stop by the Library to see the Wearables Exhibition June 30 - July 27, featuring project work from College of Design students from the first-year Core Design Program studio Design Studies 102. Students collaborate to design and construct a wearable design, which is loosely defined as a three-dimensional form worn on the body. Guided by their studio instructors, student teams work together to define what a wearable means to them.

Since Spring 2019 the projects are showcased in the Wearables Design Show, a student exhibition put on each semester to celebrate a diverse range of energetic and creative work. Over these past few years, the exhibition has been performed in front of a live audience and/or livestreamed.

When challenged with defining wearable design, students understand that they aren’t making clothing or costumes. Rather, they are exploring three-dimensional design being directly influenced by the body and the Elements and Principles of Design.

The Elements and Principles of Design are the foundation to understand two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art. It helps us explain the what and how of art and design. In this exhibition, you will see a variety of designs evoking form, texture, and color play. These are just a few of the Elements of Design. As you discover the wearables placed throughout the library, how do you think the elements are being used in each design?

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University College of Design.

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.