Beginning Saturday, April 3, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will present a six-week class designed to help students understand and explore color. The course, Developing an Eye for Color, will take place Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, on the corner of Union and Grace streets.

Geared for students of all abilities and backgrounds, the class will pay homage to color pioneer Josef Albers by working with ColorAid paper to create surprising optical illusions such as making two different colors look identical or making color shapes look like they vibrate and dance off the page.

Instructor Jessica Stammen studied color theory at the Cooper Union School of Art and has a master of arts degree at New York University. She teaches color theory through the Camden-Rockport Middle School’s Horizons Arts program, and her paintings can be seen at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth and Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland.

Enrollment for this class is limited to 10 students and the cost is $195, $159 for museum members. To register, call 596-0949 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to