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Applied Color Theory for Kilnformed Glass    

September 6 - 10, 2023

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Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. – Paul Gauguin


Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet. – Paul Klee


This comprehensive class will explore color principles, theory and applications using Bullseye glass and kilnforming techniques. The intent is to increase our understanding of color and how we can use it in our glass work to enhance the content and increase the beauty of the finished piece. The class starts with an overview of color theory and vocabulary and moves quickly into how to apply color concepts to your own kilnformed glass work.


Conventional color theory, which is generally based on opaque or pigmented color, provides the departure point for our explorations in glass. Glass obviously has many qualities that are much different than opaque or pigmented color so our goal is to understand color in terms of the qualities of glass such as transparency, translucency, light reflection and refraction, and depth.


Class content includes a review of color theory and vocabulary, color relationships, color and meaning, color interactions, the development of color palettes, and color as an element of art and design. It will explore a variety of ways in which the color palette can be expanded through color mixing by layering colors using sheet glass and powder. Color nuances such as form, volume, surface texture and gradations will be considered.  


The class is hands on, making numerous samples with Bullseye glass products, that can be used as reference material in your studio and can be expanded over time. We will do a series of exercises developing color palettes and exploring the application of color principles.  A final project will provide an opportunity for participants to utilize the knowledge they have gained in the class. The full range of Bullseye sheet glass colors and powders will be available for the class.

Comprehensive class documents will be provided for ongoing reference.

5 days

6 students maximum

Fee: $1300, all materials included. Deposit at registration: $600.

Class Registration


Register by filling in the form below and submitting it. Class spaces are filled in the order that registrations are received. If you do not get a space, you will be placed on a waitlist. People on the waitlist will be contacted, in order, if spaces open or it additional sections of the class are added.


Registrants will be notified of their status as soon as possible after registration, but not later than 24 hours after registration, unless circumstances restrict a prompt notification.


Fee: $1300. A deposit of $600 is required to reserve your space in the class. A PayPal invoice will be emailed to participants who are assigned a space in the class. The invoice must be paid within 24 hours or the space in the class will be forfeited. 

The balance of $700 will be invoiced on July 26, 2023 and is due on or before August 9, 2023. Failure to pay the balance due by the due date will result in forfeiture of the deposit paid and place in the class.


Refund policy: if you withdraw from the class up to 30 days prior to the first day of class, 90% of the fees paid to date will be refunded if another participant can be found to fill your space. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the first day of class, the fee is non-refundable except that 50% of the fees paid will be refunded if another participant can be found to fill your space.


In the unlikely event that a class must be cancelled to low enrollment or circumstances beyond the control of Fusio Studio, such as a pandemic, registrants will receive a full refund of all fees paid. Whenever possible, cancellations will be made at least 30 days prior to the beginning of class. If a class is cancelled, Fusio Studio is not responsible for reimbursing travel costs.


Participants in classes at Fusio Studio are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to follow current CDC protocols. Proof of vaccination may be required. 

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