Are you a color lover? Immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind hands-on color workshop featuring the work of the Bauhaus Masters Albers, Klee & Itten. Experience a series of exercises using screen-printed colored paper and collage techniques to learn the dynamics and interaction of colors and nurture a whole new perspective. This program includes an introduction to Bauhaus methods and projects in chroma, value and color relativity, as well as optical mixtures, the emotional aspects of color, color critiques. Second day features a visit to MOMA to visualize colors in paintings covered in the first class, optional lunch at the Rubin Museum, and an afternoon studio session with a working fashion forecaster, Neville Bean who will illustrate how to incorporate color art influences into the fashion or furnishings markets. Whether you are new to artistic expression or in need of a boost to your color sense for professional and artistic development, let this unique program elevate your taste and design creativity. 
Museum and studio visits held on Friday. Thursday and Saturday hands-on color exercises to change your perception. June 16-18 Barbara Arlen & June 17, Neville Bean.

SXC 110 Color Discovery Interactive Workshop
(55A)   June 16, 17, 18
7425      55A      RFS      9:30am-4: 30pm


Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture, SXC 110: Color Discovery Interactive Workshop, SXC 260:Color Painting Studio, and SXF 840: Career Opportunities for Working with Color.

A Bonanza of Blog Ideas

I just got back from the AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) annual conference in Orlando and feel energized and ready to ramp up my image business!  The AICI conference always gives me a booster-shot business-wise, as it provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas and techniques with consultants from around the world.  After all, some of the best take-aways come not from a book or classroom, but from each other!

That said, I did attend some really phenomenal workshops and will enjoy sharing some of the highlights in the weeks to come.   The one that an immediate impact was called  “Blogging and Writing Your Way to Expert Status.” It was presented by Imogen Lamport, AICI CIP from Melbourne (www.bespokeimage.com.au) . She’s one of the most successful Image Consultants in Australia – not to mention lovely person and so incredibly generous with her information…something I really appreciate as an image educator!

Here are some of Imogen’s suggestions for articles or blog posts  (as well as some of my own):

  • Current events (the Royal Wedding was a blogger’s dream!)
  • Client questions (is it appropriate to wear sleeveless tops to the office, white after Labor Day, etc.)
  • Movies (Bill Cunningham New York, the YSL movie)
  • Inspiration from museum exhibits (isn’t the FIT museum just fab-u-lous for that?)
  • Seasonal challenges (how to look great when the temperature heats up)
  • Celebrity style (who wore it best, how to achieve the look, etc.)
  • Your favorite picks (5 favorite shopping web sites, tote bags, makeup items etc.)
  • Comments on a famous fashion quote (“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – YSL)
  • Topics covered in image or style books (how to dress slimmer, on a budget, for an interview,  etc.)
  • Something you’ve learned about in one of your FIT classes

I was grateful for all of the suggestions because, let’s face it… sometimes the well runs dry!

Do you have other suggestions?  If so, please share!  After all, isn’t that what writing in a public forum is all about?!

BTW, next year’s AICI Conference is May 17-20, 2012 in Hawaii.   Talk about a marriage of business and pleasure!


Carol Davidson teaches SXF 810: Color for Wardrobe Planning, SXI 100: Introduction to Image Consulting, SXI 110: Image Consulting Confidential.

Check out this interesting Linked In group

It’s Licensing Executives Society International. A lot of the posts are for technical subjects, but the strategies and questions are often relevant to any business. It’s a good group to belong to and follow for gathering general information about your product/service.

Advance your career. Pursue your passion.