Smashing Color II: Color and Contrast

Smashing Color II:  Color and Contrast

with Maggie Maggio

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014, 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Mixing colors is easy. Combining colors is hard. Traditional theory will get you started with tried-and-true color scheme basics but “smashing” color concepts will take your work to a whole new level. Come experiment with new methods for selecting just the right colors while learning how to predict how they will shift depending on their surroundings. Even if you are an experienced color schemer, you will learn to see color in a whole new way! All color is seen in combination with other colors. No color is ever seen alone.  Josef Albers, author of the classic “Interaction of Colors” once said, “Until one has the experience of being fooled by color, one cannot be expected to look at color inquiringly.” Have fun exploring the many ways that colors shift, play with optical illusions, and begin to understand the difference between what a color is and what it appears to be! In this fun, hands-on workshop, you will sharpen your mixing skills using Maggie’s Mixing Map, learn quick ways to test color combinations, practice making adjustments to control contrast, practice predicting color shifts, and expand your color skills to give you more confidence when the time comes to put colors together. Note: Color is one of the most important elements in design. This four hour workshop is the second in a series of new classes designed to cover the full range of information you need to use color effectively in your work. Polymer clay will be used for the exercises but this workshop is open to artists working in all media. Additional Information Experience Level: All levels. No experience with polymer clay is necessary. Minimum Students: 3  Maximum Students: 8 Materials Cost: $5 for polymer clay, handouts, and shared supplies to be paid in cash the day of the class Class Fee: $50 Location: VIA Artistica, Second Floor, TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland


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