A New Class: Glass and Color!

I’ve got a new class on the menu! I’ve been planning a class about color in my head for a while, and I’m happy to finally get it out on the road.
Glass and Color is a two-day class, and I’ll be teaching it for the first time at Diana East’s Studio in Leicester next month. The dates are July 20-21. I hope to see you there!
(A couple of other possible locations are in the works for later in the year… stay tuned.)

Glass and Color

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

We all love color. We’ve all heard of color theory. But being glass artists, working in a miniature format like beads, we all know that things aren’t always so simple. The different quirks of glass, such as its transparencies and reactive qualities, add a whole new and challenging dimension to the color wheel.
In this 2-day class, we will discuss the classic color wheel, check how it can translate into glass color and explore various methods of applying traditional color theory to our beads. We’ll learn about various types of color combinations, color contrast and color harmony. What works well? What doesn’t? And most importantly, why?

Since color is such a subjective thing, it’s not all science. We will also explore different aspects of color, such as color association and symbolism. We’ll use glass color as a means of personal expression, to create a unique miniature atmosphere in a bead. Fun and challenging exercises will expand your mind and your artist’s palette, and hopefully inspire you to play around with new colors schemes you never thought of before.

Various techniques will be demonstrated throughout the class, such as color blending and layering, encasing, stringer control, raking and more. We’ll learn to create some of my most recent styles – ribbon beads, “butterfly” beads and freestyle focals. Students’ requests are welcome!


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  1. Vicki Collard

    do you make videos of your classes, esp about color/
    love your style and colors

  2. Sarah

    Not at the moment, but possibly in the future.

    Thanks for the compliment!
  3. Donna

    Oh Sarah I wish I could afford to bring you over here to teach again! If you ever decide to travel the US again please let me know! I’d love to have you back to The Mandrel!

  4. Sarah

    Oooh, I’d love to do that! Maybe sometime in 2011?

  5. Joanna

    Hi Sarah!
    Are you planning any other classes in Europe this year? I would be very interested, but I am not sure if I am able to take part in this one, unfortunately…

  6. Sarah

    Possibly, but nothing concrete yet… I’ll post the information here as soon as I know more.

  7. Vicki Collard

    May I have a schedule of your classes, I would like to keep track of Sarah’s classes in the US I would love to take one, I live near Seattle, don’t know if that is too far off her beaten path, but I have frequent flyer miles if I were able to get into the class.

  8. Kathy

    Hi Sarah,

    This class looks really cool! I bet it will be really popular. :)


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