Saturday, October 22, 2011

first block - general color course

In the first block we studied color relationships. In the first week, working outside, we first listened to the world around us. Then we did gatherings of color. In the second week we explored color mixing and layering, seeing how the different colors arise through overlapping. We built a color wheel that progressed from the clear colors outside to the tertiary colors on the inside of the wheel. In the third week we worked with Goethe's color wheel, learning the lawfulness of color arising out of dark and light. In the fourth week each student chose a pair of colors to explore, and began to learn the technique of layered watercolor.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

3 weeks in

The studio is full with 12 full time and many part time students. We are renovating the barn at the Columbia House because we do not have enough space at Bright Wing. This is a great problem to have! and it inspires patience and camaraderie but we are glad the end is in sight. Here are some photos from the first days of the year.