The first workshop held at Spellerberg Projects was New Year, New Color! by teaching artists Honoria Starbuck and Luanne Stovall. The workshop was held as a companion to Starbucks’s exhibition, Flaneuse; teaching is a big part of her practice and the workshop was a way to express that in the gallery.
Starbuck and Stovall began with an introduction to color theory, which included showing a video they’d produced. Participants then got their hands dirty, using paints and stamps on paper to put the ideas into practice. The paper was cut into cards of the same format favored by Starbuck and featured in her exhibition. Participants were encouraged to use the opportunity to make custom Valentines Day cards for their loved ones, many opting to experiment with colors other than the traditional reds and pinks.
Th event was held Saturday, January 23, in two sessions. As it happened, the first attracted more of an adult crowd and the instructors were really able to delve into the theory behind color; the second included some younger kids and was much more about just having fun! Filmmaker Hayden Yates was on hand, shooting video.