Through a process of trial and error, students will learn specifically the power of color, seeing color action as well as feeling color relatedness. Students will develop a general understanding of color by observation and articulation. Through knowledge, awareness and practice we will eliminatesubjective color thought. A sensitive eye for color is our primary concern.

Projects, lectures and the observation of color theory as it relates to design will be presented to develop the student’s eye for color in various spaces. The development of a personal and practical sense of color will be a primary goal. Classroom studies, experiments, and critiques will be used to develop an awareness of the subtle nature of color.

See full course syllabus here.

Color Theory

  • See full course syllabus here.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17

    Skill level: all

    Limited to: 8 students

  • Janice Yamanaka is a designer and educator.  Her work, which ranges from graphic design, data visualization and installation explores the boundaries of space and form, but also of the aesthetic and cultural suggestions of our increasingly technological-driven life.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, and after studying at the University of California, San Diego, went to school at the Rhode Island School of Design and recently completed her graduate studies in data visualization at the Parsons School of Design.   She has worked at Time, Inc. and led a design group at Sony Music and has taught at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.  Her work has been recognized by the Caples organization for creative advertising and has been a featured speaker at the Direct Mail Association.

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