Color Workshop, 12/7
Color Workshop, 12/7
with Lisa Solomon
Saturday December 7th, 10-1
Limit 15 students
Lisa Solomon, author of A Field Guide to Color will help you dip your toes into some general color theory, in a fun and playful way. This class is great for beginners, but meaty enough for those who have some color sense and would like to dig a little deeper. Individual pigments/colors, color wheels and schemes, paint transparency and opacity will all be discussed. Students will learn how to identify the value, intensity and temperature of color, as well as make a personal color wheel - quite different than a scientific one. Lisa will also guide you thru a practice she’s been doing in her own studio for years now - Color Meditations. She has found them to be a helpful low pressure means to explore color - including her preferences and how to move beyond the same old color palette.
By the end of class, students will have a much better understanding about local color and how materials, adjacent colors, lighting, cultural influences, etc. can all impact our perception of color.
In class, we will:
Create a color chart from your watercolor set.
Create a PERSONAL color wheel (very different from our grade school versions)
Do a color meditation
Small watercolor sets and a brush will be provided and are included in the class fee. Feel free to bring your own watercolor set + brush if you have them!
Students will also receive access to 2 downloadable PDF templates that are not included in A Field Guide to Color, which will provide more color mixing fun.
Lisa Solomon is a mixed media studio artist, an author, a college professor, and Creativebug instructor that moonlights as an illustrator and graphic designer. She received her BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College. Her layered mixed-media works and grand-sized installations often utilize unconventional mediums, humor, and color to explore gender, identity, and personal histories, as well as the nature of art and craft itself. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in a multitude of venues. As a Hapa (her mother is Japanese, her father Caucasian), she sees hybridity—in materials, in concept—as integral to her practice.
When not focused on her own work, Solomon likes to think she is pushing the next generation of artists to refine their skills, think beyond accepted techniques, and reflect on their own lives, including the potential political ramifications of just being an artist/maker in our society. She is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, and making a living as a creative.