The Power of Color in Design

February 20

The Power of Color in Design


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $90

Sunday, February 20th ~ 11:00am to 2:00pm EST

The power of color is inescapable. It is a narrative element with the feelings it provokes. It is important to understand the use of different colors in an artistic composition and be able to take advantage of its impact. Color affects your behavior, moods, and thoughts with reactions that are often deeply personal and rooted in your own experiences. In this discussion and slide presentation, Nancy will cover the essential qualities and psychology of color to create a successful composition.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Nancy J. Ori

Author, teacher, professional photographer, and exhibitor, Nancy Ori obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Elmira, NY and MS degree in Visual Communications from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.   She worked for 25 years for Ciba-Geigy and Novartis Pharmaceuticals as their corporate photographer and manager of Video and Photographic Services. Ori is currently the owner of NJ Media Center LLC in Berkeley Heights, where she continues to do product, portrait, food, and event photography.  She also enjoys exhibiting her photographs and teaching photography workshops throughout the US, Cuba and Europe.  Nancy was taught by Ansel Adams and then affiliated for many years with the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. In Jersey, she is currently on the faculty of numerous museums and teaches privately. 

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