Fritz Horstman teaching Albers’s Interaction of Color Workshop

Josef Albers Workshop

Day One: Interactions of Color
Bridge Projects
Saturday, October 19, 2019
2:00 pm –  5:00 pm

Learn to see and to feel life, cultivate imagination, because there are still marvels in the world, because life is a mystery and always will be. But be aware of it… Art means: you have to believe, to have faith, that is, to cultivate vision. Josef Albers

Over two days of afternoon workshops, Fritz Horstman - Education Coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut - will guide participants through some of Albers’s lessons from the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Yale University.

Saturday’s focus will be on the Interaction of Color. Albers’s famous courses in color create guided situations in which students are allowed to make their own discoveries about color. Through select exercises such as “make three colors become four” and “four color worlds,” participants will explore the idea that we almost never see in our mind what color is physically. Participants will discover firsthand that perception of color is dependent on the relationship between color and form, quantity, and placement.

These workshops are useful to all artists and non-artists alike, and no prior experience is required.

Fritz Horstman is the Artist Residency and Education Coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, where he has worked since 2004. He has taught Albers workshops at the École des Beaux-Arts Paris, the Bauhaus Dessau, The Royal College of Art in London, the Exploratorium and many other institutions. He is also an artist who has shown his photographs, sculptures, drawings, and videos in recent exhibitions in Norway, France, Russia, Japan, California, and Brooklyn. He received his BA from Kenyon College and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.