Course Description:


Based on my textbook (Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers), this class provides a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in your work. With my guidance you will make a sequence of practical studies that will reveal color structure, its relational behavior and useful strategies for color harmony. Class time is devoted to studio work backed up by illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and discussions. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, textile artists, graphic designers and anyone who makes two-dimensional art.



Course Description:


This second installment of David Hornung’s color class is for students who have taken his first workshop and would like to go deeper. In Color 2 we explore the development of color interrelationships through a variety of mixing strategies and conduct color research into natural and manufactured sources. We also examine specific color applications like progression and the illusion of transparency and study the way color works with shape to create spatial hierarchy in a two-dimensional image. As with the previous class, meetings are on alternate days (MWF) which allows ample time to complete assignments. The materials list is identical to that of Color 1.




Course Description:


Based on my textbook (Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers), this class provides a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in your work. With my guidance you will make a sequence of practical studies that will reveal color structure, its relational behavior and useful strategies for color harmony. Class time is devoted to studio work backed up by illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and discussions. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, textile artists, graphic designers and anyone who makes two-dimensional art.



Course Description:


This class is basically a studio workshop. Students make collages and/or photo-montages under the guidance of the instructor. Working in small scale with cut or torn paper takes the pressure off of any one piece and fosters the kind of risk taking necessary for artistic growth. Materials include found or painted papers, photos, or prints. Emphasis can be placed on color, design, meaning or combinations thereof at the discretion of the student. There are no overall assignments, students are encouraged to pursue an individual direction within the practice of collage (with help from the instructor to get started if needed). Powerpoint presentations and classroom “walkabouts” provide forums for discussion.  



Course Description:


Collage is an art form in and of itself, but it can also be a wonderful format for experimentation and growth. Its improvisational nature allows for chance and serendipity to intervene in the creative process thus taking you away from formulas and habits that can rob your work of surprise. In this three-day workshop you will make many small collages using painted paper, found images and printed papers made with simple indirect methods. The workshop atmosphere is relaxed and supportive with an emphasis on experimentation and play. Studio work will be supplemented by slide presentations and discussion.



 Course Description:

 

Major artists of 20th century made paper collage an integral part of their studio practice. Artists as diverse as Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Sonja Delaunay, Hannalore Baron and Henry Matisse employed collage techniques to investigate color and form, and even to make finished works of art.

 

In this workshop we use paint, paper, marking tools and simple gluing techniques to explore visual form and process in a supportive studio atmosphere. (We will be painting swatches of flat color that need only minimal painting skill.) Studies are small in scale, under 11 x 8.5”, and numerous, with an emphasis on visual experimentation and play rather than on the production of finished works. Working sessions are complemented by slide presentations and classroom discussion.

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers I


Course Description:


Based on my textbook (Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers), this class provides a deeper understanding of color and the confidence to use it in your work. With guidance you will make a sequence of practical studies that reveal color structure, its inter-relational nature and useful strategies for color harmony. Zoom time is devoted to illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. Class meets for six, three-hour sessions on alternate days (MWF), the off-days are reserved for work sessions. Because the class meets intermittently, there is ample time to complete assignments. This informative and relaxed course is an excellent choice for painters, textile artists, graphic designers and anyone who makes two-dimensional art.



Course Description:


Painted paper collage and textile construction are naturally interrelated. Both involve building art out of pre-made parts and both allow for radical improvisation in color and design. But, because collage work is far less time-consuming, it is the perfect format for the development of general design skills or the rehearsal of ideas that may be used later in quilt design. It is also, in its own right, an art form with a rich tradition in modern and contemporary art.

 

In this class we will explore collage using painted paper with a variety of techniques. Work can vary in scale from very small to moderate. Each student will pursue her own agenda at her own pace. The goal is to produce a body of work in a supportive studio atmosphere with technical help, thoughtful discussion and critique. This is a great follow up to Hornung’s Elements of Design and Composition class but would also be useful to anyone working with intermediate to advanced studio experience.



Course Description:


This second installment of David Hornung’s color class is for students who have taken his first workshop and would like to go deeper. In Color 2 we explore the development of color interrelationships through a variety of mixing strategies and conduct color research into natural and manufactured sources. We also examine specific color applications like progression and the illusion of transparency and study the way color works with shape to create spatial hierarchy in a two-dimensional image. As with the previous class, meetings are on alternate days (MWF) which allows ample time to complete assignments. The materials list is identical to that of Color 1.