SAQA Seminar 2021 - Unit 1

Introduction

Welcome to SAQA’s 2021 Seminar on Color. “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” - John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice (1851-3).

Through our introductory unit, we hope you will explore your current relationship to color. International Quilt Museum curator of collections Dr. Carolyn Ducey leads us through an introduction to color theory illustrated by quilts from the museum's collection, and answers the question "How is color theory like mayonnaise?". Plus, explore our resources to find links to various color tests and apps that help you explore color in a fun and interactive way.

Each unit will have a corresponding gallery which will be unveiled each Monday. As you browse this week, think about what RED means to you.

View Unit 1 Gallery

We have prepared a hands-on exercise to let you look at your own use of color. We also have a Fun with Color exercise, using the spirit of play to get your creative juices flowing. 

Join us at the end of the week for a live video conversation (scroll down for connection details) about what you have discovered about you and your relationship to color, whether you did the exercises or not!!  No pressure.

Please share your comments with the rest of us on the SAQA Facebook Group or via our SAQA Seminar submission form.

 

SAQA Seminar (Article)
For the next seven weeks, SAQA’s Education Committee invites you to play with color. We will be exploring lots of aspects of color, but before we get into the details, let’s start with play.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
International Quilt Museum curator of collections Dr. Carolyn Ducey leads us through an introduction to color theory illustrated by quilts from the museum's collection, and answers the question "How is color theory like mayonnaise?".
Start to explore your own relationship to color by doing the exercise for Unit 1. Starting with a couple of favorite fabrics, use scraps and embellishments from your stash and see what happens.
Resources

Watch this great Tedtalk by Colm Kelleher to find out more about something colorful.    

Take the X-Rite Color Challenge and Hue Test to explore how well you see colors.

Live Chat & Zoom Connection Details

Join Mary Louise Gerek, Coordinator for the 2021 Seminar, and talk with other participants about color and what you have discovered about your relationship to color. Note that Live Chats will not be recorded as they are just casual conversations and sharing among participants in smaller breakout rooms.

You will need to register separately for the webinar below. Once you register, you will receive a separate email confirmation that includes connection information for the webinar. The webinar will be recorded.

Webinar with Lori Weitzner: Thursday, March 4: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5). Register for webinar now

 

LIVE CHAT SCHEDULE

Friday, January 29: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5)
Friday, February 5: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5)
Friday, February 12: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5)
Friday, February 19: 12pm – 1pm EST (GMT -5)
Friday, February 26: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5)
Friday, March 5: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5)
Tuesday, March 9: 4pm – 5pm EST (GMT -5)
Thursday, March 11: 1pm – 2pm EST (GMT -5)

 

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“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” - John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

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