FALL2024 The Language of Color

The Language of Color

Taught by:

Emily Foden


Thursday, September 5th

Friday, September 6th

Experience level: All levels

Color is a living breathing element that changes depending on what is around it light, perspective, mood—how you are feeling; color is alive.

The focus of this workshop is to develop a personal vocabulary of color that will empower you in extraordinary ways.

Whether you work primarily in textiles, yarn, photography, painting, stitching—it doesn’t matter, this class will help dramatically expand your relationship to color in your own work (and your life). We are exploring color and your eyes will see it in all new ways.

As you know, no two people see color the same and no two people have the same associations with color. This will all be part of the fun as you sink into and discover what your personal color vocabulary looks like. Although there will be a dash of color theory, all the ‘rules’ will be tossed out as you establish your definitions, your associations—your language for color.

Part of the class will be outside as Emily leads you in examining the world as she sees color identifying color ‘moments’.

There will be a great deal of personal freedom in this workshop. You will make explorations in color in whatever medium delights you most. It could can be yarn, thread, watercolor, gouache, colored pencils, crayons—or all of the above.

By the end of the day, you will have the beginnings of your own personal lexicon—your own personal vocabulary of color to continue to develop when you get home.

This will amplify your creative work in wondrous and unexpected ways.



Kit fee: 4


Students will need to bring:

  • a sketchbook (or even just blank paper) and pencil
  • the creative tools you love to work with most—it could be yarn, thread, paint, paper, gouache, watercolor, markers, crayons. Whatever is YOUR medium of play. Be sure to have a range of colors on hand.
  • if you are bringing paint, be sure to have paint brushes + palette
  • if you are bringing yarn or fabric, be sure to bring needles and thread
Emily will bring a selection of her own materials to share with the group including watercolors, yarn, scrap paper for collage, spare brushes, all sorts of fun goodies