Introduction to Color

  • Dates: Monday, 2:30-4:30pm, 10 Weeks
  • Tuition: $80
  • Instructor: Margot Glass

Description

This class is an opportunity to learn about color basics and to think about how we can use color to express such themes as temperature, mood, visual perception, compositional balance through understanding  value, and the ways in which artists, designers and scientists have used color in their work. Each week we will examine a topic related to color followed by a painting exercise in the spirit of exploration and fun, including color mixing, traditional landscape and still life painting, and abstraction, to name a few.

All levels of painting ability welcome, from beginner to experienced; perfect painting/drawing skills are not necessary for our work together. Our painting exercises will be about discovery and play with color to better understand the basic principles of color in perception and art through direct experience. Although watercolor is highly recommended for the course for practical reasons, students may work instead using acrylic, oil or gouache if they prefer.

NOTE ABOUT NECESSARY COVID CHANGES TO CLASS PLANS – Spring 2021 Semester

To My Drawing, Color and Ink Wash & Watercolor Students,

Due to the necessary Covid accommodations required to make our classroom experience safe for all, there are two changes in place for our lesson planning:

1: To avoid having high touch/shared objects in class, I will give students a schedule of lesson topics and possible extra materials to bring to class each week.

2: There will not be a central shared still life set up in our Ink Wash & Watercolor and Drawing classes due to social distancing seating changes, but we will work around this issue with students bringing their own subject matter.  There will be space for a student to set up their own still life on their work table, or to bring a photograph to work from if they prefer.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to make these adjustments for the safety of the community.