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Join design professional Alicia Keshishian (www.adkcarpets.com) for a day of hands-on playing with color and design.
Do you love color?
Are you afraid of color?
Do they wonder why chartreuse confuses you or why you never use red?
Color is one of the most powerful tools in any artist’s/designer’s tool kit. A deeper understanding of color can give you more control in your creative life. The more you know, the more effective you can be as a designer or painter, with ceramics, textiles, flower arranging, or any number of design media. If you’re an artist, knowing the fundamentals of color will enrich your work and will deepen your ability to move to the next level.
People respond to color before anything else. It’s truly visceral. Most people are unable to navigate any new territory, be it pattern or style, if the colors don’t resonate with them. And while it is important to understand where trends originate and how they evolve, color is very personal and transcends current fashion trends or peer pressure.
Through a series of exercises and presentations we will demystify color and in doing so will liberate your own use of color and will increase your confidence with applied color.
Alicia D. Keshishian is an award-winning designer with more than 30 years of professional experience as an art director, graphic designer, surface designer and illustrator. She holds a BFA in Design/ Illustration from the CCAC. Alicia was an artist-in-residence at The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She currently produces a line of custom, handmade-to-order carpets and is a popular speaker, lecturer and presenter on design and color.
Alicia’s true loves have always been color and texture. She comes from a long line of accomplished artists -> it’s in her DNA.
Alicia has studied with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, and continues to increase her knowledge of color through her association with the Color Marketing Group.