Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Design workshop

13 episodes, 1959, KQED (San Francisco)

From WNET:

"'Design Workshop' combines are appreciation with do-it-yourself tops for home art enthusiasts.  Covering a variety of topics in fine arts and handicraft, the series offers an audience of all ages a chance to gain a greater appreciation of art and artistic goals. In teaching arts and crafts in “Design Workshop,” Miss Pearson utilizes artistic tools ranging from paper, crayons and pencils to the camera and the potter’s wheel.  She deals with stick figures, cardboard marionettes, paintings, pottery, sculpture, and stained glass windows in discussing the elements of good design. Miss Pearson begins the 13-week series with a discussion of who is an artist and how long art has existed.  Her subsequent programs range from the “sausage method” of stick figures to what makes a photograph with telecasts devoted to textures, colors, shapes, figures, and the use of space, line and form in design.  At the end of each program, she suggests home practices for “Design Workshop” viewers. Miss Pearson’s pottery and ceramic sculpture has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  She holds fine arts degrees from Syracuse University and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  Additionally she has studied with England’s leading potter, Bernard Leach, and she spent over a year in Italy doing research and study under an Italian Government Fellowship. “Design Workshop” was produced by KQED, San Francisco for the National Educational Television and Radio Center."