The first project is to create a series of patterns based on Itten's contrasts (which you learn about in the project videos), so I had a go at a few, trying to remember how to use Illustrator, and here we are!
This first pair of contrasts look at curve/straight, layers/flat and busy/simple. The one on the left is inspired by Spirograph, and the right by origami.
This second pair was created by playing about with shapes, with the contrasts bold/delicate, point/curve and historical/retro.
If you want to start or get back into designing patterns, or want to give Illustrator a go, I really recommend this class! I will share more when I have created a few more patterns and completed the next projects taught!