ABOUT THIS COURSE
This three day workshop will begin by reviewing color terms and concepts. At the start of each workshop day, the instructor will demo and students will follow along to mix a color chart using only Prussion Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Primary Yellow, Black and White to create a full range of color for composing palettes that are monochromatic, analogous, or complementary. (These palettes and charts will be different from those created in the basic color-mixing workshop.)
- Class #1: Mix two charts, blues and neutrals. Discuss how to create a dynamic painting using this monochromatic palette, viewing contemporary and historical examples. Open paint and critique.
- Class #2: Mix a chart of greens. Discuss historical work where an analogous palette was used. Mix an analogous palette, blue and greens, and begin a painting using blues and greens.
- Class #3: Mix a chart of warm colors. Discuss historical work where a complementary palette was used. Mix a complementary palette, explore examples. Create a painting with a red-green, blue-orange, or yellow-purple color composition.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 16+
June 23–25, 2021; Wednesday–Friday, 9 AM–4 PM
Tuition: $330SUPPLY LIST
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all the WSA Board of Directors request all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems will be installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
*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 ARTIST
“I announced that I was an artist when I was five, and despite many other interests and even some passions over the years, I have never wavered from that commitment. I have come to see that the only self-generated and repeatable happiness that we have is through engaging in an activity in which we are totally creatively engrossed.
Making art is an amazing experience, as magical as alchemy. It provides the process that anchors and engrosses, and then, created from humble and even formless materials, the outcome is a newly born, unique object to contemplate and enjoy. If the artist follows a set of interests over the years, the process gets richer and richer in ways not foreseeable at the beginning.
I teach so that I can share this version of happiness with others.”
Christie demystifies the process of color mixing so you'll never again ask yourself, "what WAS that color I used?" Her step-by-step palette making technique is one you'll continue to work with, and her clear critiques on color relationship, composition, value and texture apply across all genres of painting. I learned a lot, and have recommended her workshops to my own students.-Veronica Lawlor