Colors that Sing! Colors that Sell!! with Mari Macmillan

  • 08 Feb 2023
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Register Online Now through February 5, 2023.

Join us for Colors that Sing! Colors that Sell!! with Mari Macmillan.

Learn how to put colors together so they play nicely together, rather than getting into a fight.  This is not a class on color theory.

We will cover these topics:

VALUE - What is it, how to use it?

WARM and COOL colors - How to mix them?

PROPORTION - Ratio, zingers, and focal point. 

CONTRAST - And the importance of NEUTRALS.  

COLOR CARDS - Why you have problems using them.

There will be a $10 supply fee, for handouts, wheels, exercises, worksheets, payable to the instructor at class. 

What to Bring

  • $10 supply fee
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Samples of "your" colors you want to work with (yarns, a photo, etc.)
  • Project that was a color-failure, and you don't know why (optional)
  • Weaving project you want to pick the colors for, and have it turn out well (optional)

Instructor Bio

Mari has been weaving for over 30 years, and admits to being a color junkie. She has made lots of ugly stuff and has learned, finally, why some colors look truly AWFUL together in one combination and breathtakingly beautiful in another.  You, too, can learn why this happens and how to plan a project that makes you happy.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

MAP Downtown Art Center Parking in building, Chinatown Gateway Garage, enter on Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for additional 30 minutes. Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, maximum fee of $3.00.  All Day weekday pass: park your car before 10 am, take your ticket back up to the person in the kiosk and request the $10 all day pass.  All transactions in cash. 

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