The Interaction of Color with Laura Militzer Bryant
A four-day workshop based on the teachings of Josef Albers
February 17-20, 2020
10am – 4pm each day (with lunch break)
“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is–as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually.” — JOSEF ALBERS
From the Josef & Annie Albers Foundation web page:
Albers’s approach relied on direct observation and self-discovery.
What do we actually see? How well do we see it? How can we translate our discoveries into meaningful work?
Beginning with the powerful understanding that color is a constantly changing, tricky devil, this class progresses through a variety of exercises that explore and illuminate color, training our eyes to see more perceptively as we work. You will learn the physics of color, the differences between color systems, and our shifting perceptions of color. Lots of hands-on work with colored papers will cover color change, weight, value, mixtures, optical mixture, balance, boundaries, composition and more. Since we work with colored papers, artists of any type are welcome, with no skills necessary. The enhanced perception gained is applicable across all artistic media. I promise you will never see color in the same way!
For those who took Laura’s workshop in 2018, you may opt to skip the first day, which covers introductory material. While there may be some overlap of concepts, exercises for the remaining days will not repeat from 2018.
Supplies (student responsibility):
*1 pack 314 colors Color Aid paper (recommended: the 3 x 4.5″ or 4.5 x 6″ size)
*Exacto knife with sharp blade
*10-15 small pieces cardboard in range of 4 x 6″
*Steel edged ruler
Cost for Returning Students (Tues-Thurs):
RETURNING STUDENTS please call Heather at 727.822.7872 x2121 to register at this rate.
About Laura Militzer Bryant:
Laura Militzer Bryant is a fine artist working in textiles and painting who also has a 34 year commercial business creating and marketing high fashion knitting yarn and patterns. She received a BFA from the University of Michigan in color and textiles in 1978. Laura’s art has been honored with both a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant and a Florida State Individual Artist Grant, and her work can be found in dozens of corporate collections nationwide, among them: TECO, Xerox Corporation, Mobil Oil, Eli Lilly Corporation, Metropolitan Life, Astra Zeneca and many others. Her work is in the City of St. Petersburg’s Public Art Collection and has been exhibited locally at the Morean Arts Center, Museum of Fine Arts, and Florida CraftArt. Laura has authored six books on knitting, writes and designs extensively for magazines such as Vogue Knitting, and can be seen on PBS’ show Knitting Daily as a frequent guest.
Laura is well known for her energetic teaching of color and design and teaches regularly at national and regional conferences.