General Session: The ABCs of Color: Learning the Language of Art
Wednesday, August 16 – Morning
Presenter: Maggie Maggio
Maggie Maggio is an architectural designer, artist and art educator who has studied and played with color for over forty years. Her personal explorations into the science of light and pigments led to the creation of “Smashing Color” workshops for artists and designers who want to learn more about 21st Century Color.
A life-long artist, Maggie now creates contemporary art jeweler in polymer clay. She believes polymer is perfect for color explorations because it is “color you can hold in your hands.” Her pioneering work in polymer clay is included in museum collections and collected internationally. Maggie and Lindly Hanauni are co-authors of the book Polymer Clay Color Inspirations, published by Random House in 2009.
Maggie retired from architecture in 2015 and now focuses her time on guiding artists and designers in their explorations of the world of color and researching how color concepts are taught to children world-wide.
Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon – which she considers one of the most colorful cities in the world.