Past Meetup

Using Color: ColorField field trip and book discussion


In March, we'll explore color. The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is hosting an exhibit called ColorField (, which explores a method of abstract painting in which color is emphasized and form and surface are de-emphasized. On March 27 at 7:00pm, Joyce McCarten will give a talk on the Washington Color School (, which is a great opportunity to learn about thinking through color. We'll meet an hour before the talk to discuss challenges in using color as an element of design, useful tips we've picked up over time, go-to tools and resources, and, most importantly, basics of biology of vision.

Please do your best to read Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing ( by neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone before attending. If you can't get the book, consider watching Livingstone's lecture on What Art Can Tell Us About The Brain ( and read up on color theory through your favorite resources, such as Wikipedia ( or (

See you there!