Design for Artisans: Color

Design for Artisans

Henri Matisse said, "Color can be transformed by relation." 

Understand basic color theory and color relationships fundamental to all design. Through a series of two-dimensional exercises, delve into the dimensions of color, hue, value and saturation. Explore how color dynamics apply to composition, visual organization, balance, repetition and rhyth.

As your eye develops, your designs for furniture, quilts, etextiles, surfaces and abstract forms will gain in beauty and sophitstication. All levels welcome.

You’ve been learning skills – how to join wood, finesse a seam, bind a book. Now increase the beauty and sophistication of your work. What creates balance (or imbalance), pleasure, fascination, depth?

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to class:

A sketchbook or notepad for taking notes

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1F: 2 Sundays, 10 am-4 pm
Nov 16 & 23, 2014
$160 – FULL
Instructors: Erica Licea-Kane & Marilyn Mase