Color Workshop: Life Beyond Black and White and Red with Richard Mehl
$40 + $35 supply fee
May 19th, 1-5pm
Artists and designers often look for ways to expand their use of color. Their exploration leads to several questions: Why do certain color combinations seem harmonious? Why does the appearance of a color change depending on its background? Why does combining colors in certain amounts make a composition appear balanced? The answers to these and other questions can be discovered by studying and practicing the traditional principles of color theory. In this workshop students will explore the classic color teachings of Josef Albers through discussions, demonstrations and working hands-on with Color-aid paper. Through experimentation and observation students will complete this workshop with a greater awareness of color, which leads to more adventurous color risk-taking and confident color decision-making.
Pre-registration is required for all classes
Richard Mehl has taught two-dimensional design, color theory and typography at the School of Visual Arts In New York City for 16 years. His students at SVA have gone on to become successful, award-winning designers and art directors. Mehl received an MFA in graphic design from Yale School of Art, where he studied with graphic design legend Paul Rand, type designer Matthew Carter, and information design expert Edward Tufte. He is the author of Playing with Color: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Color Design Principles (©2013 Rockport Publishers). Mehl lives with his family – wife Alicia and Sheldon the Pug – and leads a graphic design practice in Manhattan.