The weekend workshop was beyond my expectations. The ten students worked so amazingly hard. Thanks to all of you!
Over the course of the weekend, students worked on four, separate, explorations.
Exploration 1: Two colors, without regard for subject
Exploration 2: Color relationships, from gray slide
Exploration 3: Color schemes and mood schemes, from a gray slide
Exploration 4: Grays and saturated colors, from a color slide
Below is an example of exploration 2, an illusion, and the results.
The squares in the centers of these two boxes above are the exact same.
Given an assignment based on this illusion, students came up with these results:
The shadow piece on the house in pictures 1 and 2 are the same color, a very pale neutral which leans toward green. The shadow piece on the house in pictures 3 and 4 are the same color, a mid-value neutral which leans toward violet (as seen in the illusion example above).
How do the relationships affect each other in terms of color, value, and hue?
Which painting looks more believable; which more light-struck?
How can this be used new found power be used for good, rather than evil?
Through our discussions, viewing the works of Quang Ho, sampling colors from slides of Sorolla's work, and by sharing each of the student's exploration results, we left with an open mind and a charge to explore more.
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