Discovering Your Intuitive Colors In-Store Class Apr 6
Discovering Your Intuitive Color In-Store Class
Saturday, April 6, 1-4pm
Instructor: Lexis Krieg
Limit: 6 students. All participants must be 15 years or older.
Have some color fun! Join Lexis Krieg for a class devoted completely to color without regard to medium. Lexis is a local artist and graphic designer who’s known for her colorful designs, and thinks the best way to understand color is through observation and experimentation. She’s designed lots of hands-on exercises to teach the basic theory and provide a color wheel vocabulary, but there’s a twist: you use your favorite colors instead of the more familiar ones. The goal is for you to tap into your inner sense of color and increase your confidence when working with it.
There’s some pre-class work that involves going through random paper scraps in your own collection or in magazines. Pull out the scraps you love, then sort through and organize them. They’re the raw material for tapping into your intuitive sense of color. During class, analyze their characteristics – hue, shade, tint, tone, complementary, analogous, cool, warm – and how your scraps relate to the color wheel. The result of the exercises is a unique and personal color booklet for you to use in future creative projects.
Toward the end of class, use the paper scraps to create a personal color “map” that represents your favorite colors. An important part of the class is seeing each person’s color map and talking about the differences. Eye-opening! The map measures 8.5x11” and can easily be framed and hung as a visual reminder of what you discovered in class.
Due to the limited size of the classroom, social distancing will not be possible. Attendees of the class are welcome to wear masks. Help keep community members and our staff safe, please do not attend the class if you are feeling sick. Please contact email@example.com ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.
Please bring the following materials:
- Two weeks before class: gather scraps of assorted solid and patterned paper in lots of colors. Examples: scrapbook and handmade paper, magazine or catalog pages, wrapping paper, stationery and envelopes - just about anything. You will receive instructions on how to sort and organize them ahead of class.
- 10-12 favorite paint swatch colors
- Optional: apron
Class Materials Include:
- Printed color theory workbook designed by Lexis, color wheel and vocabulary resource sheet
- Additional color paper scraps
- Paper mounting materials
- Glue, pens, scissors, other tools, etc
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Lexis Krieg is the artist, illustrator, and designer behind Lexisworks, a business she started in 2008 as an outlet for her personal creativity. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t making something. She took every art class in high school, then left to study art at Minnesota State University Moorhead. While there Lexis fell in love with graphic design and, as she explains, decided to leave the “real art" to “artists.” She worked as a graphic designer for a while but, after being laid off twice, she ended up growing her freelance business to satisfy her creativity and her urge to create with her own hands.
Her background in graphic design shines through the art she creates now: custom murals, surface patterns, illustrations, hand lettering, and mixed media paintings. No surprise that her studio is stuffed with vintage papers, tubes of paint, containers full of brushes and pens, old sketchbooks, glue, and a collection of materials for her daughters to create with. She’s decided she is an artist after all, and enjoys teaching workshops as a way to help others discover their own creative talents.
When people ask Lexis where she’s from she takes a deep breath and recites: “Alaska, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and now Colorado.” (Somewhere in there she managed to live in England for a while.) Colorful Colorado became her home almost 15 years ago, and she’s been inspired by the Rocky Mountains ever since. Lexis takes any opportunity she can to get out and explore the Colorado landscape with her husband Bear, their two daughters, and their dog, Jackson.