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The Language of Color and Light with Maggie Siner

November 16 – November 19, 2023
$700 members, $750 non-members

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Lecture and Introduction: Thursday November 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3-day Workshop: Friday 11/17 - Sunday 11/19, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

A painting is a collection of colored shapes in relationship to each other, and a convincing painting balances the nuances of all these relationships. Color is a perceptual event: a sensation, not a theory. How then does a painter make sense of color and learn to use it, not only as a decorative and expressive tool but as a convincing transformation, of turning what we see into the medium of paint? How does a painter become a colorist? It is not about using bright colors but about handling nuances and seeing color relationships.

Working from still-life we will consider the phenomenon of light (the source of color) and the basics of visual perception (the arrival of color). We will develop a vocabulary for clearer color thinking, and then work through and manage the relativity and malleability of colors as they change and react to each other. Color relativity is the most basic fact of our perceptual system and successful painting depends on it!

Previous painting experience required.

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