This Graduate Color Intensive Seminar is a studio-based class open to fine arts students working in any medium. Weekly studio-based color exercises give students the opportunity to sort out their own intensified experiential investigations into the material of color behavior and perception. Brief weekly writings function as a side project that engages the language of color, and conversations about the readings and the work form a group dynamic that encourages risk and experimentation. With the aim to break routine habits, we examine ways to develop a project that engages with the particular issues raised within the framework of these experiments, and through this project students arrive at a deeper and more articulated understanding how color (or non-color) functions and behaves in the building of their own visual language. At the end of the course each student presents their work to the class with a more expanded set of concerns and ideas around color, and the group gives feedback about how to continue the project beyond the scope of the class.