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. Under expert 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 illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. 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.


Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers


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. Under expert 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 illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. 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:


For anyone working in two dimensions the fundamental elements of design are

always in play. Artists and designers rely upon line, shape, interval, balance, relative scale, pattern and the development of visual space to communicate their vision. This workshop is an enriched version of the classic two-dimensional design curriculum that has been a foundational study for artists and designers since its introduction at the Bauhaus in the 1920’s.

 

In Fundamentals of Design and Composition you will make a number of small, focused studies using creative strategies to explore the elements of design with cut paper collage. Throughout the workshop, you will organize your studies and notes into a book/portfolio that serves as both a record of your exploration and a useful design reference for your own studio practice. Classroom work will be augmented by slide presentations and discussion. Recommended for textile artists, designers and painters.    



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.

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers


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. Under expert 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 illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. 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:


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. Under expert 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 illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. 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:


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.



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. Under expert 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 illustrated lectures, demonstrations and discussions of class work. 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.