Hi, I'm Mary Jane Begin, author/illustrator, and professor at Rhode Island School of Design, and as a painter and illustrator, I know a lot about color, and I shared a number of those thoughts, ideas and expressions in the Color Fundamentals course, and I look forward to sharing this, which is about expression and composition. So one of the things you need to think about is storytelling and idea expression, and you need to be able to match your color with those ideas. So you know, knowing what colors symbolize, not just to you, but to other people, is a really critical element. You also need to understand what to do in terms of color palettes, and how to choose those color palettes, so we'll talk about that. The goal this course is really to get you to skills build with practical issues, and also understand abstract thinking with color. I will be sharing some amazing work from students, some of my work, and if you're interested, there will be information in the Bonus File, which we'll ...
share their websites. You can see more of their week. So we've got a lot to talk about. I'm gonna show you, with a slide presentation, the first part of the course, and then I'm gonna review, in an online crit, some work that was sent in, and I'm so excited about this, and talk about the issues of color by deconstructing what the strengths are, and what the weaknesses are for pieces that were shown to me and by doing that, we'll be able to analyze what the best part is, and what they can do to make the work even better. So we have a lot to do. Let's get started.