ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Contemplating all of the possibilities of summer color, in this studio workshop students can explore fleeting moments of weather and light, as well as the classic blue sky + green ground of a bright and sunny summer day. These possibilities could include the deepest indigo dusk or a late, cool red sunset. For an early sunset, learn how to create a sky that graduates up from reds to salmon colors to a creamy off-white to blue without any greens within the transition. You can submerge yourself in a quiet misty/rainy day with radiant whites and soft greens; or create storms that sweep across the sky over mountains, fields or water.
The workshop will include discussion of monochromatic, analogous and complementary color and the dramatic use of value contrast and saturated color as well as the subtleties of tones and shades. Dynamic compositions are also a requisite part of the whole, inviting the viewer’s eye to move around the painting, savouring shapes, color, and detail. On the narrative side we will discuss the sense of place and mood suggested by possible photo references and integrate intentions into formal decision-making, bearing in mind that the success of the painting, wherever that leads us, is the goal.
Suitable for artists working in all paint media, collage, and pastels. Ages 14+
Monday – Wednesday, July 8, 9 and 10, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Color Mixing and Composition for Painters
Saturday – Monday, November 2, 3 and 4, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
An established, full-time painter, Christie Scheele exhibits nationally in multiple galleries, including Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck, NY; Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and Butters Gallery in Portland, OR.
Her soft-focus, minimalist landscapes are in hundreds of private, corporate, and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad including Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck; Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown, MA; MUSEO on Whidbey Island, WA; The Louisa Gould Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and Gallery Jupiter, in Little Silver, NJ.