"Color is a collaboration....
of the mind & the world"
This 4 week course (with an added bonus week) is a passion project I have been developing over the past two years and there is no better time to dive into the rich, juicy magic of color than this transition from winter, welcoming Spring.
Consisting of a mix of traditional color theory and intuitive approaches that uncover the deeper dreams, memories, and desires to unlock to your unique color story, and a focus on immersive sensory color experiences, it includes: weekly group meetings via Zoom, visualization sessions, a workshop with guest teacher Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman, course materials, a booklet of pdf exercises, sample templates, and color palettes to explore. Thanks to photographer Erin Conger, the booklet includes textural, color-rich still-lifes I staged to illustrate the text and inspire color play.
Week 1 - The Foundation: The Science of Color & Traditional Color Theory
Coursework to lay the foundation of science and traditional color theory
Additional materials & tools for research and development of projects
Defining our goals
Week 2 - Color Magic: Secrets, illusions, tips, tricks, & curiosities across
mediums from fiber to pigment to digital
1.5 hr Group meeting to discuss our creative projects, goals, or inquiries (via Zoom)
March 27th 1pm-2:30 PST (recorded for those who can't make the live class)
Access to an extensive PDF booklet to use over the following weeks with exercises & sample templates
Week 3 - Color as a Compass: Intuition & Unlocking your personal color narrative
Coursework and exercises on intuitive approaches to color
1.5 hour Group Meeting with visualizations & exercises for developing a color language (via Zoom)- April 6th 6pm-7:30pm PST (recorded for those who can't make the live class)
Week 4 - Building out your Colorscape: Defining your palette
Final Projects: Closing Exercises
1.5 hour Workshop with Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman (via Zoom) - See below description
April 16th 10am - 12pm PST (recorded for those who can't make the live class)
¡Los Colores! : Pathways to Color Intimacy & Creative Fulfillment
Take your relationship with color to the next level of subtlety in this interactive workshop with Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman of Active Culture Family. Together we will explore 3 unique, nature based, color-centric, contemplative practices for developing intimacy with place, as a source of multidimensional health and creative fulfillment.
Week 5 - Processing & Presentation (Optional / Bonus)
Bonus 1 hr Group meeting : Final discussion & presenting our palettes (via Zoom)
OPTIONAL April 21st 4pm-5pm PST