Inspired by Indigo: The Secrets of Value Contrast
Inspired by Indigo:
The Secrets of Value Contrast
Project: Split Ring Bracelet (see photo above).
Level: Basic polymer clay experience required.
Colors that flow from one to the next are naturally beautiful together. One way to discover nature’s secrets of color flow is to select just one color to explore in its many variations of light to dark values.
Please bring a stack of paint chips or magazine clippings in many different tints, shades and tones of indigo, or in your own favorite color. We will use these swatches in a series of fun exercises designed to teach you the secrets of value contrast.
In the morning of this one-day workshop you will learn how to mix colors to match the swatches using the Maggio Mixing Map, and then select five or six variations of your color to make a monochromatic Skinner blend that sings with energy. Learn how to test your color combinations and how to make a Skinner blend with the Maggio ColorWash technique.
In the afternoon we will explore the colors and patterns of indigo dyed fabrics using the colors of your choice and learn a variety of techniques for making a bracelet using the ColorWash techniques in many different stripe patterns.
While the bracelets are baking, Maggie will demonstrate how to make striped split rings out of polymer clay for putting together in a necklace or bracelet.
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Kit Fee : $10 kit fee includes handouts and group supplies.
Materials to Bring: Pasta machine, work surface, pin tool and blade. If possible, the polymer will be donated. If not, polymer will be ordered for the class and $20 will be added to the kit fee.
Class Length: One Day. Seven hours of instruction.
Instructor Fee: $100/student plus travel and lodging. Home stay is fine. Note that total cost per student is dependent on site expenses and is determined by the hosting organization.
Contact Maggie for group/guild pricing.
Class Size: Minimum – 8 students. Maximum – 24 students.
Classroom Requirements: Demo table and chair. Dedicated convection ovens (one oven/8 students), whiteboard or flip chart with markers. Additional chair for each student at demo table if possible.