Art Education

Upcoming Workshops

The following workshops are scheduled for the next 3 months. For a complete listing of all scheduled workshops, visit the teacher pages for Colin Page and Jessica Ives

Color with Colin Page

September 23-26, 2019

COLOR will teach you how to get the most out of your color palette. We will work on seeing more color as we study a scene, and then how to tell the story of those colors. This includes understanding color relationships, mixing color more accurately, and purposeful paint application. Clean and interesting color is the goal here. Color temperature shifts, harmonies and vibrations all add to the way a painting describes light, atmosphere and feeling. We will work on understanding the way color is the emotional heart of a painting.

Tuition: $900

Brushwork with Colin Page

September 30-October 3, 2019

BRUSHWORK will teach you about paint application. Painterly brushwork is a combination of loose and playful mark making, and an intentional application. We’ll work on different ways to add interest to our paintings through a variety of brushwork, and prioritizing the essential parts of the scene. This part of painting is a balance between play and careful thought. It’s about showing how much you love your materials by how you apply the paint.

Tuition: $900


October 20, 2019

9am - 4pm with an hour lunch break

Although this class does not use paint, no study could be more relevant to the painter — or designer, photographer, quilter, student — than our study based on Josef Albers Interaction Of Color. Because color is not static and cannot be understood in isolation, a technical approach based on the colorwheel and mixing rules does not serve us. Instead, our approach is experiential. Through trial and error we accumulate experience observing and articulating the color we see when challenged with a series of problems and illusions. Can you make one color appear as two? Can you make color recede or vibrate in space just by playing with proportion and juxtaposition? Can you make an opaque color appear transparent? In this six-hour workshop we develop a series of fully notated color sketches as possible answers to these questions. Interspersed within the Interaction of Color framework, we will also learn about the physical eye itself. By understanding a few key concepts of biomechanics and vision ecology, we will develop our physical capacity for sight and learn to care for career-long and lifelong vision. Workshop participants receive a bibliography for further color exploration and an eye care guide. Workshop participants bring their own 8x10 (or larger) sketchbook. All other materials are provided.

Tuition: $180

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