Instructor: Jessica Hart, [email protected], www.jhart-artist.com, https://realmofcolor.wordpress.com/
Dates: Two-Day Workshop
Saturday | March 28, 2020: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday | March 29, 2020: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Description: The two-day Master Color Workshop is an individualized laboratory set up for artists to work on color problems and challenges in their own art. It will use short exercises to introduce ideas about how color creates depth, controls the rhythm, determines focus, and presents emotional effects. The workshop will stimulate discussion surrounding the use of color in students’ artworks.
Artists are asked to bring the medium of their choice with which to work. The instructor’s work as a textile designer gave her a very broad background in a variety of media—oil paints, collage, watercolor, colored pencil, etc.—with the experience of doing colorations in all mediums.
Workshop participants will learn from each other’s work by spending a part of the two-day workshop viewing everyone’s art, and supportively questioning and commenting on it. Talking about the work will help the students develop the analytical skills to think about how to use color, as well as articulate the problem color poses for them in their unique work.
The instructor will provide printed color tools, including gray scales, color continuums, and color vocabulary sheets, as well as a short slide presentation of master colorists from history—El Greco, Monet, Bonnard, Klee, Albers, etc.—that will be chosen in relation to the needs of the students in class.
Students are asked to come prepared with supplies in their medium of choice. Artists may bring in-progress artwork for review and feedback on problem-solving color—continuing to work on the project during the workshop, or artists may choose to create new pieces to practice/exercise color.