| NEW WORKSHOP:
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!