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A rainbow bent into a circle is a color wheel. This curtain of color provides the insights and tools for selecting and arranging colors in jewelry design. This class introduces the student to the basic concepts in color theory and to the basic schemes of color design. We spend some time learning how to utilize colors and color schemes to evoke various kinds of emotional responses to jewelry and beadwork.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:
ORIENTATION TO BEADS AND JEWELRY FINDINGS
(All students are required to begin our curriculum with this ORIENTATION CLASS. The Orientation Class is offered once a month.)
BEAD WEAVING BASICS (or equivalent)
BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS (or equivalent)
1. Understand how the "bead" asserts its needs for color, and how this differs from paints.
2. Identify and use the principles of design: unity, intensity, emphasis, balance, variation, symmetry/asymmetry, proportions, shape, visual weight, contrasts and complimentarity.
3. Describe some ways color can be used to enhance beadwork and jewelry design.
4. Practice using different colors of beads to evoke various emotions.
- Play with beads and colors
- Make a color wheel
- Experiment with color schemes by playing with arrangements of beads
- How to use and manipulate beads to best get artistic control over light, shadow and resonance
- How to use a color wheel in design
- How to define color schemes:
- How to understand color concepts:
quality of color
- How to apply color theories in jewelry design in order to evoke emotions
- Demonstrate how various combinations of color and other design elements affect the visual aesthetic of a piece of jewelry or beadwork
- explain color theory and color scheme
- Use changes in color/value/intensity for expressive effects
- Recognize that the making of beadwork and jewelry requires thought and knowledge.
No additional supplies are required.
All supplies and materials are provided, including:
beads in the colors of the rainbow
If students want to bring in pieces that they have made, and about which we can discuss color issues, they are welcome to do so.
24+ piece set of Berol Prismacolor Pencils
24+ piece set of Liquitex Basic Value Series
This class is typically offered twice a year.
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