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An unequalled experience in the practical application of color
Cynthia (TWELVTY 2017)
What happens in TWELVTY?
The roadmap for our TWELVTY adventure is the Color Wheel.
We take each segment of the color wheel: All 12 of the primary, secondary and tertiary (those delicious in-betweeny) colors and explore them one at a time.
You’ll receive 12 deliciously illustrated ebooks full of color related information, ideas and resources to download and keep forever.
There’s a creative community to share the adventure & collaborate with in a private online forum.
We have regular prompts & challenges throughout the program to inspire fresh ways of seeing & using colors.
You can develop a body of work based on the colors as you progress through the course.
You’ll build an inspirational resource you’ll keep coming back to again and again, by gathering tips and techniques shared exclusively to our group.
You can work at your own pace, integrating what you learn in TWELVTY into your usual creative practice, one color at a time.
Challenge yourself to play with the colors you don’t usually choose.
Are you caught up in the same familiar colors and want to explore more? Explore the color wheel with me!
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The origins of TWELVTY
In 2012 I embarked on a year long personal project, I named it 12 in 12, my plan was to explore 12 colors in 12 months.
I was processing some big life shifts at the time and I wanted something uncomplicated to pour my creativity into. It was an escape, a place to play.
The project took the form of an art journal where I experimented and played with just one rule: for each month I used only one color.
I began blogging about this journey around the color wheel. (Looking back now I notice this is when the word TWELVTY first crept into my lexicon.)
By the end of the year I'd created a this book.
It's still with me in my studio as a resource for inspiration - something I didn't foresee when I began this project.
Sharing the journey: TWELVTY 2017
As I showed my book of 12 colors to more of my artist friends, the idea of revisiting a year full of color began to develop.
In 2017 I ran TWELVTY shared the adventure with other creatives as an online program for the first time.
Since then it’s taken on a momentum and is developing a character of its own. (As big projects so often do.)
Together we're exploring the color wheel, one color at a time.
Throughout the year I've collected a feast of color resources to share with the group, and so TWELVTY has become established.
In 2018 I'll be offering a companion program: TWELVTY EXTRA where we'll be playing with pairs and trios of colors and exploring how they interact together. MORE on this coming soon!
The TWELVTY 2017 Art Journal
To keep the spirit of the original idea alive I'm making a color-a-month art journal throughout 2017.
The book I'm using this year is a repurposed World Atlas. Which seems fitting - as this is a journey around the color wheel!
Each month in 2017 has a color, each color has a few pages in this book.
Month by month the book is getting fatter with collaged left overs from the month's art projects, doings and makings.
Layers upon layers that remind me of the journey, and that sew the seeds for future projects. This is the story so far...
Fill your year with colorful creative adventures!
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What's your TWELVTY?
TWELVTY is designed to integrate into any creative practice.
If your creative practice includes color, TWELVTY can make it shine!
What really lights you up?
- Art Journalling, Mixed Media
- Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil Painting
- Drawing, Illustration
- Weaving, Fibre & Textile Art
- Film, Video, Vlogging
- Poetry, Prose, Playwriting
- Portrait Painting
- Embroidery, Tapestry
- Quilting, Patchwork
- Ceramics, Sculpture
- Collage, Assemblage
- Digital Art, Animation
- Jewellery, Beading
- Knitting, Crochet, Yarn-craft
- What else?
"Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it."
- Paul Klee.