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Making Your Mark: Adding Color and Texture to Your Work

Course Overview

Explore the use of pattern, texture and color on both flat and three-dimensional surfaces. In this collaborative course, there will be two main projects: an inspirational group effort and an individual work. Students will get their creative juices flowing in a group project using saplings to produce a unique outdoor sculpture, making marks with hand tools, color and even by fire. Switching gears to the individual project, students will create a patterned and textured wall piece comprised of either single or multiple tiles. Through many examples Michael will introduce his methods of creating surface patterns using traditional tools and techniques. He will demonstrate what makes a successful pattern and how effective color can be when added to a piece. He will show students how to get clean cuts and how to make patterns play with light and shadow and how to make that pattern clear, crisp and dynamic. We will primarily use milk paint as our color medium but also investigate pattern burning, graphite and even branding.

Currently Scheduled Sessions

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