ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
This workshop is specific to the study of light, and its effect on color. Natural and artificial light sources, how they differ, and why this is relevant to a painter are demonstrated and discussed during this two day workshop.
Students focus on developing the tools needed to maximize the potential of the particular light source present.
A recommended–but not required–prerequisite is any of the Color and Energy workshops taught by Karen O’Neil.
Working in the studio and outdoors on the beautiful WSA campus students work with both natural and artificial lighting to study how each changes color in different ways.
On day one of the workshop, still life set ups are provided in the studio, and students are encouraged to work quickly to respond to the speed of changing outdoor light.
Also available in the studio, will be still life arrangements with different types of artificial light. The goal is to become familiar with different light, and observe and appreciate the sometimes subtle differences of light sources, and the effect each has on color. Mixing colors, identifying the warm and cool aspects of both indoor and outdoor light are studied. Students develop sensitivity to temperature of color, and a better understanding of the ways colors relate to one another in nature.
Day two students are encouraged to work outdoors, weather permitting. The sharp, crisp illuminating glow of July light in Woodstock, NY is an experience not to be missed by a painter!
Each morning, instructor Karen O’Neil will give a brief demo and talk outlining the day’s projects and goals. Helpful tips for working outdoors will be discussed during the demo on day one.
Natural and artificial light sources are discussed, and demonstrated.
Lots of individual attention and critiques are standard in a Karen O’Neil painting workshop.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
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. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
July 20–21, 2020, Monday–Tuesday, 9 AM–4 PM
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.