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SXC 100 How Color Gets to Market
Learn how and why the successful use of color impacts branding and buying decisions.  Experience how to track seasonal color forecasting trends for visual and sensual stimulus to enhance product sales and brand recognition. Gain insight into colors' acceptance and meaning culturally and economically, particularly to enhance your ability to make wise business and product development decisions. Discover how the power of color plays into big-picture trends that trigger changes in what's new in the closet and home.

Instructor: Tonya Blazio-Licorish, fashion and textile historian; design and trend consultant.

SXC 150 Working With Color Workshop 
Learn to use color creatively in apparel, accessories, and home projects. Strengthen your ability to express yourself using correct color terminology in design and market assignments. Learn how experts research and develop color by visiting a primary industry color and trend resource. Experience the reality of working with color through hands-on assignments guided by a color professional. 

Instructor: Ben Gomes, president, CFS Trends, internationally recognized color authority and trends forecaster.

SXC 260 Color Painting Studio
Create your own color story by hand mixing and matching in this elevating workshop that includes crafting hues, shades, and combinations that are unique and incomparable. Learn the color-mixing rules in addition to playing and experimenting with new palettes for your chosen fields. Creating professional color stories for fashion, accessories, home design, and related surface design objects will put you one up on the competition.  

Bring your desired color directions— one multicolored photographic image or printed textile swatch that you find visually exciting. ALso bring tubes of Windsor & Newton gouache in black, white and primary color (red, yellow, blue) plus a smock or cover-up. Additional supplies will be advised at the first session. 

Instructor: Dennis Lee, adjunct assistant professor, Textiles/Surface and Fabric Styling; design director, Tyler Hall, wallcovering and fabrics; founder, Dennis Lee Inc., custom art studio hand-painted designs.

SXC 350 Color Intensive: Pitch and Presentation Reality Workshop
Fashion professionals develop, edit and produce a professional color trend-right visual forecast or presentation, and then pitch it to a client in this real-world workshop.  Begin with the introduction of case problems to choose from.  You will identify a digital format to use for developing your solution, ultimate presentation and support handouts.  How to research and capitalize on the latest colors and trending issues to incorporate into your concepts is covered.  Special attention is given to communicating your ideas as they relate to your customers specific needs, when pitching.  Weeks 2, 3 and 4 incorporate one-on-one consultation with the instructor as you work on your digital boards and materials in class. Actual presentations and critiques are held in the last session.
Students must be familiar with one of the following, PowerPoint, Keynote, Photoshop, Prezi, or another digital presentation software prior to class.

Instructor: Ben Gomes, president, CFS Trends, internationally recognized color authority and trends forecaster.

SXF 840 Career Opportunities for Working with Color
has been changed to SXN 070 Career Opportunities for Working With Color
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