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Introduction to Color Theory: A Workshop

Painters, graphic and fashion designers, decorators, anyone working in the visual realm professionally or for fun knows that color knowledge is a vital part of the process. Some color choices made on the basis of “I just like the way it looks” can be very successful, but an understanding and knowledge of the dimensions of color and how it works can put you in control of results you want. Through painting and cut paper exercises students learn the perceptual properties of color: hue, intensity, chroma and value.

We will discuss the different color systems such as RGB, CMYK and the standard painter’s color wheel. Discover how color affects mood, creates depth, rhythm and movement in painting, fashion, environment or artifact. The course considers theory and science of color perception from Renaissance painters, 18th century explorations of Newton and Goethe, through the impressionists and  significant contributions of  Bauhaus theorists like Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers. Student projects examine the shifting relationships of color perception.The course also covers the limitations of pigments, the pitfalls of color mixing and an intelligent strategy for choosing which colors to buy to get a complete palette. 



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41 Cooper Square
427
18 - &up Simonian 10/5 - 11/23 Sa 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $450.00 View

Introduction to Painting w/Water Based Media: Watercolor, Acrylic, and Gouache Workshop

This five-day workshop enables student of all levels who love to paint an opportunity to become familiar with the three most popular water media: watercolor, acrylic, and gouache. Through a step by step approach consisting of demonstrations, guided exercises and painting assignments you will become familiar with the unique characteristics, advantages and limitations of each medium so you can make informed choices between them. Students will learn about: impasto, building layers, creating texture, use of mediums, blending colors and glazing with acrylic, transparency, washes, wet-into-wet, dry brush and controlling hard and soft edges with watercolor, and opacity, color blending and use of flat pure color of gouache. Students will learn which surfaces and brushes are best for each medium, the relative permanence of each, when and how they might be combined for special effects and their suitability for use in different situations. While it is an introductory class, more advanced students will be challenged at their level and encouraged to go beyond. Please bring $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor to the first class.



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Foundation Building
630C
18 - &up Simonian 10/6 - 11/10 Su 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM $450.00 View

Watercolor & Abstraction

Discover the history and various motivations for abstract image making. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides a special means to explore technique and concept. In a freeform fashion, students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration of form and color. Students will be encouraged to work from observation, memory and invention; and to push the limits of the medium.



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41 Cooper Square
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18 - &up Urso 10/17 - 12/12 Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $400.00 View