What’s round and colorful and messy? The tables at a recent color class.
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The participants spent no time at all covering their tables in multiple layers of colorful papers.
We used magazine pages and paint chips. They’re easy to work worth and not precious like our fabric. Pretty soon everyone was tearing paper, gluing squares and having fun. After all, what’s not to like about gluing little colorful bits of paper?
The students created glued collages about each concept we learned. Here’s Faith’s “similar” page. (Analagous is the artistic term, but I like to simplify.) These colors would make a rocking quilt, wouldn’t they?
A similar color scheme uses 3-5 colors that are adjacent on the color wheel. Nancy chose orange, red-orange, red, and red-violet.
With each exercise, we remembered to include a variety of values. Can you see how important those darker bits are?
Triads can be tricky, but Nancy’s blue-green, yellow-orange, and red-violet collage was beautifully balanced.
Each student went home with a workbook with lots of valuable information and examples. But, as I told them, the greatest value of the book was the skill they gained as they composed it.
Learning about color is not only fun, but VERY useful! You can have your own color adventure with my ebook. It’s set up in the same workbook format. (But, sorry, I only have 6 left!)
P.S. I’ve written several articles about color. Find them here.