Fun! Interactive! Experiential!

In Smashing Color workshops and open studios the complexity of color theory is broken down - SMASHED! - into useful bits of information for artists, designers and teachers working in all media. Featuring hands-on activities, all the workshops and open studios are focused on learning how to see, describe, and use color to the greatest effect in all aspects of your life.

Workshops and open studios take place at the VIA Artistica Studio located at Taborspace in SE Portland, Oregon. We are located on the second floor and unfortunately, are not ADA-accessible.

Intro to Smashing Color 
A Color Workshop for Everyone
Half Day $75
Explore foundational color concepts across multiple disciplines.
June 28, July 12, Aug 2

Smashing Color Theory
Exploring and Expanding Traditional Color Theory
Includes Intro to Smashing Color
Two Full Days $300  

Update traditional art and design color theory for use in the 21st Century.
July 26-27,  August 23-24

Smashing Color Week
Immersion in 21st Century Color

Includes Intro, Smashing Color Theory,  Colour Literacy Exercises, and Color Coaching.
Five Full Days $750 (Includes all materials.)
Merge instinct and knowledge to empower your expressive use of color.
September 2-6. I

Smashing Color Collage
Wednesday Morning Open Studio 
All levels. Ages 12+.
9:30- Noon
Create custom color schemes step-by-step.
Drop In $20 or $100 for 8 sessions.

Smashing Color Mixing Map
Thursday Morning Open Studio
All levels. Ages 12+.
9:30- Noon
Make handy mixing guides in the medium of your choice.
Drop In $20 or $100 for 8 sessions.

That's Stunning! That's Smashing!

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"After forty years of experience working with color as an architectural designer, studio artist, color explorer and art educator, I am thrilled to put it all together into classes that help you rethink everything you thought you knew about color!"

Come learn to see color in a whole new light!  Become a Color Explorer!