Making Color Work For You

with Nancy Plummer

Self Improvement Classes in Chicago


Class Info

This workshop will examine color vocabulary, systems, dimensions, and harmonies. In addition, color psychology; color perception, and personal color analysis will also be viewed.

You will be able to use the essentials of color as building blocks to effective wardrobe planning. Color, used wisely, can enhance any wardrobe and become a significant part of your personal style.

You will learn to:
*Choose colors that enhance your body’s unique color pattern.
*Define and state the pure pigments.
*Define the properties of hue, temperature, value and resonance.
*Identify the hue family color chart.
*Choose and define your color range.
*Examine how to use color in your wardrobe with a purpose.

You will leave with a creation of your own personal palette of colors.

Course Reviews (6)
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    Lyssa M.

    Left 2 months ago

    This class was great! Nancy is the real deal. She's a true authority on image/personal branding/style, etc. She is knowledgable and an excellent communicator, as well as being an all around pleasant, helpful person. Take all of her classes!

    PS - This sounds too good to be true, so I want to say that I'm not her friend, client, daughter, or mother. Just a grateful student :)

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    Millicent W.

    Left 7 months ago

    Very enlightening. This is a tough topic, and Nancy did a great job explaining it.

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Allison P.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<strong>Making Color Work For You</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This is the second class I took from Nancy and it was great. Her classes are organized and very informative. She presented the material in a way which was easy to understand and I was able to use the information immediately. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Marisa R.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Making Color Work For You</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"My friend and I signed up to learn more about using color appropriately in our respective wardrobes. I had fun learning about the color wheel. The best part was using the different drapes on each other to see which colors actually work best for everyone's skin, hair, and eye colors. It was impressive to see my friend's eyes brighten just with changing the drape!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Johnette M.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<strong>Making Color Work For You</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was very helpful to me. It refreshed my understanding of color. It taught me the basics in using color to improve my wardrobe and my overall look. I now know the basics in identifying what colors work for me and for others.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Mercedes J.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<strong>Making Color Work For You</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Nancy has an obvious depth of knowledge in this area. She communicated the principles of color in a way that I could grasp. There was a great balance between the technical and fun. I walked away knowing what \"my colors\" are as well has how to identity them. I am waiting for an opportunity to attend this class again along with some of my friends. ","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (18)
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      Teeeh B.

      Left 26 days ago

      Very informative and encouraging. Moreover, the atmosphere she provides is very casual and she's open to any and all questions.
      Awesome teacher.

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      Teeeh B.

      Left 26 days ago

      Very informative and encouraging. Moreover, the atmosphere she provides is very casual and she's open to any and all questions.
      Awesome teacher.

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      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Alexis S.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<a href='/courses/becoming-a-fashion-stylist-with-nancy-plummer'> Becoming a Fashion Stylist </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"\r\nThis was my first class with Nancy. Very Informative! I left Inspired & Ready to jump start my stylist career. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to be a Fashion Stylist. \r\n","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lyssa M.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/wardrobe-planning-for-women-men-with-nancy-plummer'> Wardrobe Planning for Women & Men </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Excellent class. I'm planning on taking any and all courses taught by Nancy. Great value.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lyssa M.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/intro-to-image-consulting-with-nancy-plummer'> Intro to Image Consulting </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. Very knowledgable and interesting teacher. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Tanarra S.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/intro-to-image-consulting-with-nancy-plummer'> Intro to Image Consulting </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"After having my daughter 6 months ago, I really wanted some help to figure out how to revamp my overall image and get a better sense of what my image says about me - and what I want it to say. I found Nancy's class and decided to go for it. I am so glad that I did. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kristen L.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/create-your-2013-vision-board-with-nancy-plummer'> Create Your 2014 Vision Board! </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great! There were only 5 students which was great - lots of one on one with Nancy. I really liked that it was in the Harold Washington Library and we had our own private room. Nancy brought everything we would need - a wide range of magazines, glue sticks, markers, scissors, and especially music to get our creative juices flowing. This class was especially great for my 8 year old daughter -- she sat right next to Nancy and was given LOTS of attention, direction and guidance. We both loved the class and have our vision boards in our house where we both can see them every day. We will certainly be taking another class from Nancy this year! Thanks so much!!!! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Cyaira A.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/my-closet-scrutiny-with-nancy-plummer'> My Closet Scrutiny </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved the class! It encouraged me to want to get organized. The class also gave me great ideas to make my space work.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lauren P.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/my-closet-scrutiny-with-nancy-plummer'> My Closet Scrutiny </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Nancy is great! She's very engaging and I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I learned so much! I'm really looking forward to taking other classes with Nancy.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Millicent W.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/fashion-business-planning-with-nancy-plummer'> Fashion Business Planning </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was fantastic! The best $30 I ever spent. It's like getting an advanced degree in Fashion Business Planning. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Shannon K.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/fashion-business-planning-with-nancy-plummer'> Fashion Business Planning </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class provided wonderful, concrete ideas for developing my business. I left with a rough draft of a mission statement and the beginnings of a simple business plan. Nancy asked great questions that helped me define my vision, anticipate challenges, and prepare to overcome them. She also had many useful tips for marketing and networking. I left feeling motivated and energized!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Shannon K.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/fashion-style-inquiries-exploration-with-nancy-plummer'> Fashion & Style Inquiries & Exploration! </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I am so happy I signed up for this class. Nancy is incredibly knowledgeable and took the time to answer my long list of questions thoroughly. She offered many specific suggestions, which gave me a concrete idea of my next steps in building a business, and brought an encouraging attitude that made me more confident in my ability to succeed.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Tracey B.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/body-type-evaluation-with-nancy-plummer'> Body Type Evaluation </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Very informative and fun class. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nicold P.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/body-type-evaluation-with-nancy-plummer'> Body Type Evaluation </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class, it was so informative, and Nancy gave great advice on how to determine your body type and great suggestions on how to accentuate positives and camouflage any problem areas. Another plus is because she's in the industry she has great contacts that she can point you at for your individual needs. She really focused on each person in the class so it was very personalized and not just general information you would get on the internet. We even got a chapter from her style book! Highly recommend! Can't wait to take her next class.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Charley H.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/fashion-tips-to-improve-your-style-with-nancy-plummer'> Fashion Tips to Improve your Style </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved this class! It was exactly what I needed. Nancy Plummer is an expert in her field for sure. I will be looking out for more of her classes!! ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nicole A.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/6-keys-to-achieving-impeccable-style-with-nancy-plummer'> 6 Keys to Achieving Impeccable Style </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"First class with Nancy which was small & enjoyable.\r\n\r\nClass provided insight on how to define your own style as well as establishing a wardrobe toolbox.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nicole A.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/body-type-evaluation-with-nancy-plummer'> Body Type Evaluation </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Quite the learning! Prior to the class I did not understand how knowing your Tru-Fit size could be so meaningful. I like most simply thought the average \"size\" in my closet was my true fit.\r\n\r\nAlso, did not know that how many heads tall you are is an indication of your height and most importantly assists you with defining body proportion. It all supports how things fit.\r\n\r\nNancy is a professional teacher that is down to earth and respects the diversity of her class. The setting was intimate and fun.","teacher_response":null}

      Image Consultant, Nancy Plummer, brings over twenty years experience in the retailing industry to each client. Her consulting firm, Fine Threads, Inc., has assisted individuals express their personality through their clothing by offering one-on-one fashion analysis, closet consultations, and personal shopping. Additionally, Fine Threads, Inc. supports schools, corporations, and non-profit organizations by offering corporate workshops and seminars ranging from Dressing for Business to Wardrobe Planning.

      Nancy’s wide and varied retail career positions began after her graduation from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Retailing. Her previous positions have included Buyer, Store Manager, Manufacturers Rep, Account Executive, and Program Chair for the Fashion Design Department at The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) in Chicago, IL. Currently, Nancy is an Adjunct Faculty member at The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago in the Fashion Design Department. Nancy also teaches a series of Image Consulting classes in the Continuum Department at Loyola University.

      Nancy completed her Masters’ degree in Training and Development in December 2006 from Roosevelt University. Nancy’s first book Your Personal Style was released in February 2009 from Fairchild Publications.

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