This workshop will examine our linguistic connections with colours and the sensory evocations between words and vision. Together, we will explore how naming can alter or reinforce our perceptions of colour. Such linguistic links with colours have sparked controversy through the centuries, revealing that, ultimately, the meaning of colour is socially constructed. Participants will then add their own personal perspectives to the lexicon of colours. Each participant will employ the Adobe Color Wheel to choose a colour that speaks to them. Then, the instructor will guide the participants through a sensory naming exercise in an attempt to encapsulate the feeling of the colour. Finally, we will all submit our colours and titles to the Convergence website. This experiment's results will illuminate the influence of naming on our shared or disparate perceptions of colour.
Workshop facilitated by Ph.D. Darian Goldin Stahl