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What is Smashing Color?

Learning to see color in a whole new light!

With the increased use of computers, LEDs and digital technologies, it's time to merge the light based and pigment based color systems into one integrated 21st century color system. 

Digital media is replacing traditional media in every field as art and science move deeper into the computer age. With some simple instruction and a bit of practice, it's not too hard to learn how to design and create art in both light and pigment.

Most color theory is simplistic, misleading, confusing, outdated, or just plain wrong. It's time to reboot and bring color education into the 21st Century.

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The Three Meaning of Smashing Color 

Smashing Color = Tearing Theory Apart
Updating traditional color theory for use in the 21st Century.

Smashing Color  = Mixing Systems Together
Mixing colors in light, in pigment and in the eye.

Smashing Color = Merging Instinct and Knowledge
Exploring the expressive use of color.

 
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Smashing Color workshops feature the best tools and exercises for learning how to work effectively with color in both light and pigment. 

Each workshop is customized to fit your organization's level of experience.

Whether you have a small artist's group or a large company gathering, everyone will have fun playing with color!

I took Maggie’s very FIRST color class over 20 years ago and have been learning from her ever since. Her work on color is brilliant, revolutionary and downright fun.            Judith Kuskin, Mixed Media Artist, Seattle, WA

That's Smashing Color!