Developing An Eye For Color

photographs and text by Jessica Stammen

For the past few winters, during the weeks that are made of the dark cold days between holiday festivities and mud, I have been lucky enough to join a dozen or so eighth graders at the local middle school for a special class exploring color.

Pictured here are examples of our recent adventures in color. Above are solutions to the vibrating/vanishing edges exercise.  Below are our quantity studies, showing that color quantity (both amount and frequency) is a quality when it comes to design.

Can you tell we have florescent lights in our classroom?