Thursday, 15 February
By Lu See Lee
The language of colours is the language of everyday life. Everybody has her/his own choice of colours because, unconsciously, one is influenced by events in one’s life. These events are usually culturally and socially tinted.
Look at the way you dress; what colour(s) do you wear when attending a party or a memorial service? For a new house, how long does it take to choose the right colours for the furniture, the curtains, the walls etc? When preparing a dinner, look at how the food is served on plates. How do you feel when spring is in the air or when the leaves are falling, can you feel or smell the colours? What do you feel while listening to a piece of music, can you visualize the colours?
In languages worldwide, colours are employed e.g. to be in the red, orange man, yellow pages, keep one’s memory green, the blues, in the pink of condition, the pink ribbon, silver plate, gold leaf, brownie, black box, black Friday. Examples in Dutch: een blauwtje lopen, zwart voor de ogen zien, zich groen en geel ergeren, een wit voetje halen, in de rode cijfers staan, roze wolk, een grijze muis zijn, zwart geld
witwassen, kleur bekennen etc.
In the workshop I’m going to introduce you through the world of colours. The colours are classified according to the theory of the FARBEN LEHRE (Theory of Colours) by Johann Wolfgang GOETHE, the famous German poet and artist (1749 – 1832). It will be an interactive workshop as everyone will colour her own mandala*. While colouring you can see what appears on paper. This is the first step of revealing your inner self by having chosen the colour(s) of your own. This says a lot about your being at THAT particular moment. The mandala can be seen as the mirror of yourself.
Mandala is Sanskrit for circle or completion. The circle has no beginning or end, it is the symbol of eternity and, within, the whole space is for your being. The circle has survived and taken its special place through time in various religions and traditions.
After working for 30 years as a midwife, Lu See Lee became a colour specialist. She has been giving colour workshops since 2001 for all kinds of groups and organizations. Each workshop has a theme of its own.
Date & time: Thursday, 15 February, 10:00 – 12:30
Address: IWC office, 10 Vierloper, Scheveningen
Cost: € 10 (coffee/tea, sweets & colour materials are included)
Sign in: At the Newcomers’ table during the monthly meeting or by email to the coordinators
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