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Study 4 in Applied Color and Design

Study #4 in Applied Color and Design: Gray Matters

Neutral colors are often considered weak and ineffective. However, in design as well as palette they are not to be ignored! In this session, NEUTRALITY, you will explore techniques for turning passivity into activity, weakness into strength, and the ho-hum into humdinger! This workshop is one of four applied color and design workshops. You may take the four workshops in any order.

This classes requires prerequisites of two basic classes: Designing with Beads and Color Awareness.

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Designing with Beads

Designing with Beads

Designing with Beads

There’s more to making jewelry than just putting together a bunch of beads, and somehow we all know that instinctively.  This class is designed to give you some vocabulary to understand what you know intuitively… to introduce design elements, the basic building blocks of all artistic media.  What are these design elements?  How are they used? How do they apply to beading?  How can I use them to make my jewelry more interesting?  Hands-on exercises in class will help you focus on practical application.  This class, for beginners as well as experienced beaders, will give you a new perspective in creating and designing jewelry with all kinds of beads including seed beads.

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The Ethical Beader

The Ethical Beader

What is the public domain?  What is proprietary?  Is it ‘inspired by’ or is it a copy?  Is it OK to ‘borrow’ someone else’s design to make jewelry to sell at a fair or exhibit in a gallery?  Is it OK to give a friend a copy of the instructions you received in a class?

These are not always easy questions to answer.  And to make matters more confusing, the practices and philosophies of different designers can vary significantly on some of these issues.  The Ethical Beader will use THREE CASE STUDIES as a basis for discussion about these difficult and frustrating topics.  The class is designed to help you develop a framework for evaluating these and similar situations so that you can make ethical decisions with confidence.  This class is open to anyone interested in this topic and is required for the Journeyman level of the Master Beader Program. Case studies will be distributed several days prior to each class date. 2.5 hour class.