Color: Fashion Products / Color: Image and Style Descriptions
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals, nuances, and the importance of knowing about color and color choices and how they are made. If you are a professional in the fashion industry, in retail, apparel, cosmetics, accessories, or home fashions, this course will open up a world of color validations and effectiveness that you can use in industry. This course is the introduction in a series of required courses to achieve a Color Certificate. Course materials are included.
Instructor: Ben Gomes, adjunct assistant professor, Textile/Surface Design, and creative director, the Style Center, division of overseas publishers representatives.
SXC 100 How Color Gets to Market
Color is a major, if not the #1 reason any product sells. No matter what type of work you do or career you pursue the ability to harness the power of color can be your success factor. Discover the degree to which color is universal, crossing all market boundaries and impacting point of sale to clients and consumers. Learn to use color effectively as an extraordinary visual and sensual stimulus and how color can update a "tired" product line, increase current sales, and build company branding. Find out how to pick colors that affect moods, product sales, and home environments by creating color stories. Discover how color reflects the "big picture" mega trends: cultural, social, economic, eco, political and translate these trends into market applications. Explore how seasonal color forecasting themes are used to develop color ranges for different products, services and markets.
Instructor: Doty Horn, founding director, ColorVoyant LLC and international color trend expert.
SXC 110 Color Discovery Interactive Workshop
Are you a color lover? Immerse yourself in this one of a kind hands-on color workshop featuring lovers the work of the Bauhaus Masters Albers, Klee & Itten. Experience a series of exercises using screen-printed colored paper and collage techniques to learn the dynamics and interaction of colors and nurture a whole new perspective. Program includes an introduction to Bauhaus methods and projects in chroma, value and color relativity, as well as optical mixtures, the emotional aspects of color and a museum visit for inspiration. Whether you are new to artistic expression or in need of a boost to your color sense for professional and artistic development let this unique program elevate your taste and design creativity.
Open to 15 participants. Museum visits held on Friday. Color Aid paper and eraser provided.
Bring to 1st session: Scissors, Exacto Knife, Heavy cardboard to cut on, 6 sheets of black construction paper 12"x18", 6 sheets of white heavy paper 12x18, 3 sheets of 12"x18" multi-colored construction paper, rubber cement, ruler, bounty towels, extra white paper to paste on. Some additional minimal expense possible.
Workshop Leaders: Barbara Arlen, Barbara Arlen Design & Associates; textile and product design, color, trend forecasting and sourcing consultant; creator of home fashion products; Neville Bean, owner, Neville Bean Design, a trend-based design studio.
SXC 210 Color Basics: Moving from Art to Science
Prerequisite: SXF 500 for Color Certificate Students or textile-related industry experience
As a professional who works with color, do you know all the catchy names but need help communicating color attributes effectively? Learn to avoid mistakes by fostering an understanding and usage of color vocabulary that will ensure that the colors you specify are the colors you receive. Aspects of professional-level color technology are introduced, including lighting, illuminants, and color measurement instruments. Industry-accepted color notation is emphasized, along with color technology software. Learn to develop and implement a cohesive color management program through both lecture and hands-on work.
Instructor: David C. Albrecht, senior partner, DCD Advanced Technologies.
SXC 260 Color Painting Studio
Paint with color as a professional by learning how to mix, paint, and create your own color chips and color schemes through this hands-on study for the use of mixing colors for fashion, accessories, home, branding, cosmetics, personal image, graphics, and painting. Begin with mixing your own Color Wheel in “Winsor & Newton gouache. Strengthen your ability to visualize the appearance of basic hues and their variant tints and shades, exploring the potential intensity and/or muted effects of color combinations, lighter and darker. Use Josef Albers’ juxtaposition and harmony of color and get tips on color mixing, matching, and selection.
Most studio supplies included in course fee and basic supplies available in the classroom. Some additional supplies necessary, approximately $50 recommended at first session. Purchase for second class Winsor Newton Gouaches - 2 tubes each of primary blue, primary red, primary yellow, 1 tube each-ivory black and white. Bring a smock or cover-up to all sessions.
Workshop leader: Barbara Arlen, owner, Barbara Arlen Design & Associates; textile and product design, color, trend forecasting, and sourcing consultant; creator of home fashions products.
SXC 300 Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist
Broaden your color abilities for more inspired application and visual impact by examining the work of great colorists from Impressionism to the present day. Learn about artists' techniques, what motivated their color choices, and how the colors they chose create a variety of moods. Artists' writings about color will also be discussed, as will the color theories of their times. The course covers the work of the Impressionists, Neo-Impressionists, van Gogh, Gauguin, Fauves, German Expressionists, Matisse and Picasso, Kandinsky and Mondrian, Abstract Expressionists, Color Field painters, and Op artists, among others.
Recommended reading: Gage, Color and Meaning: Art, Science and Symbolism. Two Friday sessions are held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
Instructor: Dr. Trudie Grace, adjunct assistant professor, History of Art and Civilization.