Cheri Chatter

Cheri Chatter

Friday, May 16, 2014

I Love Color


As a kid I experimented with color using my Mom's food coloring. I'd pour a big glass of water and start mixing colors: red and yellow to get orange, blue and yellow to get green, or red and blue to get purple. 


I'd alter the ratio of one color or another to get different results until the water got muddy. Then I'd dump out the contents of the glass and start all over. I ran out of yellow first. Then I ran out of red. With only blue left, I moved on to playing with vinegar and baking soda, but I digress. That had nothing to do with color.


I don't think my mom knew about my scientific experiments in her kitchen, but I do wonder if she ever noticed her dwindling bottles of food coloring? I'll have to ask. In any case, I know how those early lessons in color translated into my current color experiments with fabric.


This week my Color Basics class at Glad's finished up it's last session.  My students now know why yellow is the first food coloring to go and blue is the last one standing.


This fall I will be teaching the Color Club class at Glad's. The color experimentation will continue!

3 comments:

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

So nice to know how far back your fascination with color goes!

Anonymous said...

After the great experience I had by taking your recent Lone Star class, I can hardly wait to sign up for this class! Bring it on.