Smashing Color Week 2024 September 2-6


Five day workshop with all the materials included.
Join me in Portland in September!



Registration Note: Email me ( if you would prefer to not use PayPal.

Five-Day 21st Century Color Intensive
For Artists, Designers and Teachers in All Media
Doors open at 9.  Class runs 9:30 – 4:30.

Forget the rules. Rethink everything you thought you knew about color!
After 30 years of teaching color workshops, I’ve curated a collection of  core color concepts that will take your practice of color to the next level.
This week is filled with  fun and engaging exercises that go way beyond the ‘rehash’ of traditional color theory.

Color is a perception dependent on variables in the light, object, eye and brain. For artists and designers, working well  with color requires turning off traditional color theories and learning how to see  color with new eyes.

  • Each day is focused on a specific topic and includes presentations, demos, and hands-on, eye opening activities exploring the science, humanities, art and design of color .
  • After five days of engaging color exercises, you will leave with a better understanding of the complexity of color and  new tools for continuing your explorations  of 21st Century Color.
  • My goal is that you go back to your studio/office/classroom feeling more comfortable with using color intuitively and more willing to use it adventurously.

That’s Smashing Color!

Defining and Describing Color
From 2D to 3D

Perception and Context

Comparative Mixing Processes

Communicating with Color 

Customizing your Color Practice


ALL Materials Provided
Includes Kit #1 and 2 to take home + use of paints, pastels, polymer clay, prisms, microscopes, LEDs and spinning disks and other tools in the classroom.












Early Bird Registration: IF you register before June 1st, you will get to take home the Color Explorer Kit #2 kit for free.

Cancellation Policies:

  1.  All payments will be refunded if I cancel the workshop at any time.
  2.  Full payment will be refunded if a student cancels before July 15th. (Minus PayPal fees.)
  3.  Only 90% will be refunded if a student cancels between August 15th and September 1st.
  4.  No refund for cancellations after September 1st.

Attendees  Bring: Laptop or iPad, curiosity, and your favorite supplies for exploring color.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Location:    Taborspace,  5441 SE Belmont Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Hours:  Doors open at 9.  Class runs 9:30 – 4:30 every day.