Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. – Paul Gauguin
Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet. – Paul Klee
This class will explore color principles, theory and applications using Bullseye glass and kilnforming techniques. The intent is to increase our understanding of color and how we can use it in our glass work to enhance the content and increase the beauty of the finished piece.
Conventional color theory, which is generally based on opaque or pigmented color, provides the departure point for our explorations in glass. Glass obviously has many qualities that are much different than opaque or pigmented color so our goal is to understand color in terms of the qualities of glass such as transparency, translucency, light reflection and refraction, and depth.
Class content includes a review of color theory and vocabulary, color relationships, color and meaning, color interactions, the development of color palettes, and color as an element of art and design. It will explore a variety of ways in which the color palette can be expanded such as by layering colors using sheet and frit. Color nuances such as form, volume, surface texture and gradations will be considered.
The class is hands on, making numerous samples with Bullseye glass products, that can be used as reference material in you studio and can be expanded over time. We will also do a series of exercises developing color palettes and exploring the application of color principles. A final project will provide an opportunity for participants to utilize the knowledge they have gained in the class.
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SKU CL0301-0001 Title Color Theory For Kilnformed Glass: Fear No Color, with Richard Parrish Topic Kilnforming Location Portland Instructor Richard Parrish