About

I originally made this blog back in 2010, for the color workshop class. Students were to post weekly assignments and class projects in the blog, which helped us to see the progress while studying, and keep that record for future reference. Maybe not for myself, but some other people who study the similar stuff. (Not kidding about this at all. Some of the posts here got quoted in several places.) For that, I feel grateful to Michelle, the color workshop teacher who encouraged me to make this blog.

Not sure if I’m going to keep posting here since now there are so many other blogging or similar services out there, so….decision time soon.

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I did have some art classes since when I went to kindergarten. But what I usually learned in them was to match right colors to the right objects, such as sky is blue, apples are red, etc. At that time, color was just the thing that naturally exists in the world. It didn’t really interest me back then.
However, when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, for the first time in my life, I came up with a color that I didn’t like; pink. More specifically, pink clothes. At one point, I felt tired of being dressed in pink or any other warm – supposedly feminine – colors. There wasn’t any specific incident that led me to this taste, but for some reason, they didn’t seem to be cool or to fit myself. It still influences me, so my favorite colors are mostly around cold or neutral colors. Anyway, when I think about color, the first thing that made me really focus on color might be clothes and styling them. From that, I got interested in using color for effective expression and coming up with good color combination.

What I would love to get in this course is,
first, a thorough study of good color combination and how to use it in a real context. (I am really excited by the fact that we’re going to make our own color book)
Also, use of color in large scale like a whole room, or even larger space. regarding to this, I would also like to learn about technical issue or conditions that affects colors in space; such as different lighting or medium that carries color, etc.

I am very excited about the rest of this semester!

One thought on “About

  1. johnachaich says:

    Gia, I don’t have your email but Michelle wanted me to reach out to the class. I hope you get this.

    For class on 4/27,

    All layouts of your color book should be completed.

    Also, please bring:

    Materials for class:
    Brushes
    Water Cup
    Paper Towel
    Palette
    Paints
    pencil
    Eraser
    One small handheld object: It should be a simple geometric form. It can be 1 or 3 colors, any texture. It should have minimal details.

    Suggestions:
    Fruits or Veggie: Apple or Orange
    A personal object or small toy
    An object from the home, a vase or a kitchen item

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