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February 13, 2014

Playing with Color: Complementary colors

When I teach color, my goal is to create a new awareness—what Albers called "an eye for color.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette

January 2, 2014

Playing with Color: Color Grids

The first time I really saw a color grid, I was passing by a class at Maine College of Art where I was teaching graphic design and typography.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette

December 10, 2013

Playing with Color: Red & Green, unbound

The season of red and green is here.

Topics: Topics: Color, Design Reference, Pattern & Palette, Professional Development

November 11, 2013

Playing with Color: A color theory dinner party

If you're looking for an unusual approach to a holiday social gathering, consider a color theory dinner party.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Pattern & Palette

October 14, 2013

Playing with Color: The Humble Leaf Collage

"Recognize the manifold use of the material, the changing organization and presentation — unhampered by either harmony or disharmony, but led by respect for both—discord and concord.

Topics: Topics: Color, Layouts, Pattern & Palette

September 16, 2013

Playing with Color: Not quite 50 shades of gray: the grayscale collage assignment

Imagine a white wall covered with collages composed of black, white and gray shapes, the smell of rubber cement, the taste of coffee, a mixture of fluorescent and daylight.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Layouts, Professional Development

August 15, 2013

Playing with Color: Reinventing the Wheel

I teach a class called "Color Theory for Designers: Life Beyond Black, White and Red.

Topics: Topics: Color, Layouts, Pattern & Palette

July 18, 2013

Playing with Color: The Tangram is Timeless

It's appropriate that my first posting on RPI be about tangrams.

Topics: Topics: Color, Layouts, Professional Development