The next in the series of free webinars organized and presented by the Colour Society of Australia will be given by art educator Peter Donahue (USA), also known as color.nerd on the social media platform TikTok, where his more than 500 highly entertaining videos explaining science-based colour theory for artists have attracted 300,000 followers in just over a year and up to 2.5 million views each.
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Tiktok, a video sharing platform with over 1 billion active monthly users, is associated with dances, pranks, and beauty trends. However, it can also be a powerful engine for teaching and learning. Art educator Peter Donahue (@color.nerd) will discuss how the alchemy of Tiktok’s “suggestion engine” and user behavior has made him a better teacher of color theory. He’ll also review how comments and replies to his content provide a snapshot of the state of color theory education today, and how he has learned to counter the most common misconceptions about color. Finally, Peter will demonstrate how to use some of the free charts and tools he's created, and answer your questions.
Peter Donahue is an art educator, painter, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He chairs an Art and Design department at a small private school in New Jersey, where he teaches art history, an art foundations course, and creative writing. He’s done freelance graphic design work for universities, tech start-ups, and fashion brands. He’s published two collections of his comic strip, Rudek and the Bear, on Kickstarter. As an artist and educator working in both traditional and digital media, Peter came face to face with the problems inherent in color theory as it is traditionally taught and practiced, and began researching. On Tiktok, his goal is to make science-based color theory accessible to a wide variety of artists and creators. His free color tools and graphics have been adopted by university professors, make-up artists, opticians and other professionals, hobbyists, and students who work with color.
This webinar is free but registration is essential and limited to 100 participants worldwide, so early registration is advised. Successful registrants will be notified by reply email and will be sent the link and instructions to join the webinar on the Zoom platform shortly before the event. To receive this email with the Zoom link, you must register by the deadline of midnight AEST on Friday July 22nd, but please note that this webinar may be booked out well in advance.
This event continues a series of webinars organized and presented free of charge by the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division. These webinars are free to CSA members and non-members around Australia and the world, but as a reward to our members we make bookings available to members-only for about a week before they are open to non-members, to ensure that no member need miss out on a place provided that they register promptly, and we also make all our webinar recordings permanently available to CSA members. CSA membership is open to all at https://coloursociety.org.au/membership.
If you do not plan to attend our webinar live, please do not register for this event, as it is subject to a limit of 100 registrants. Instead, if you'd like to view a recording of the webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 22nd to be sent a temporary link when this becomes available.