Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects - Colors: A Dance of Light (Online); Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Free!

This event is part of our Spring Fling: A Week of Free Demos, Talks & Work-Alongs:

  • The Zoom meeting invitation will be sent out at Midnight Pacific Time the night before the talk (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • If you are unable to attend live, don’t worry, you will have access to the recording. Recordings will be posted in the class group. Find out how to access the group page on our Online Courses FAQs Page


Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM Pacific Time (4:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Medium: All

Soma Roy, founder of The Nourishment Projects gives dimension to color. She weaves art, history, science, and poetry, making color choice and use come alive in this fascinating presentation.

From mosaic renovations at Galla Placidia, the vibrancy in national flags to communicating your bedroom wall hue preference, in the world of commerce, color is about precision.  Scheele’s green, Turner’s yellow; the names of colors are history. Mongolians have more than 300 words for the color of horses.  Perhaps John Ruskin was disappointed by Isaac Newton’s audacity in taking the magic out of rainbows.  Having never seen a Scandinavian barn, decorators routinely traffic in “barn red”.

In the imprecise and highly symbolic natural world, colors journey through the magic of alkalinity, sunniness, and that ever-lasting mystery, time. At twilight, when the heavens turn lilac and soft, colors discard our words and the poetry of silence reigns. “In this world love has no color and yet I am stained by you”.