Scene from a recent Color Workshop: Life Beyond Black, White and Red
In the Color Workshop, students spend a day exploring the color teachings of Josef Albers. The day begins with a discussion about Albers’ classic book Interaction of Color. Students learn how to identify colors by hue, value and saturation. They experiment with color relativity by making 3 colors look like 2. They learn how to create the illusion of transparency using only opaque colored paper. Students leave the workshop with a new awareness of color perception.
The next color workshop will take place Saturday March 2 from 10am–6pm.
Posters for the online course Introduction to Graphic Design: Learning from the Masters, designed by Melissa Lu
I collaborated with the Office of Learning Technologies on the creation of two online classes offered by SVA Continuing Education: Learning from the Masters, and Principles of Visual Language: Form and Color. Both online classes are video-based, with weekly assignments and real-time online meetings.
New sessions begin January 28.
Color for Designers is a series of video-based lessons, offered by CreativeLive. The 20 video lessons include demonstrations and discussions about the practice and application of color theory. The lessons are occasionally made available for free streaming— check the CreativeLive website for schedule.
“How wonderful to have such an experienced, thoughtful teacher, who takes educating others so seriously. The depth and breadth of his teaching skill is matched by his knowledge of the subject. I studied art in school, own some of the color books he recommends, and learned far more than I thought possible. And he does it all in such a kind, affirming, supportive way.”