Fundamentals of Color for Painters
Dates: July 21 and 22
Have fun learning how the simple fundamentals of color mixing and applying will make you a better painter. Explore the basics of color science and theory; how the eye and brain see color, the meaning, and use of primary, secondary and complementary colors, how to master light and dark, warm and cool, bright and dull; how to use color to create mood, atmosphere, and perspective.
The class will start with a slide lecture on the history of artistic color from prehistoric cave painting to Wayne Thiebaud with stops along the way to discuss where pigments come from, the new colors of Renaissance painters, JMW Turner, Manet, and the Impressionists, Pointillism, Japanese woodblock painting, Helen Frankenthaler and color field painting and Ai WeiWei. There will be frequent demonstrations by the instructor. Each student will get individual attention to help them progress at their own pace.
Participants will be amazed at the paintings that will develop over the two days. Part of this course will be inside and part outside so wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting paint-stained. Bring sunscreen.
Bring a sack lunch each day and plenty of water.
Hank Feeley is an author, painter, and sculptor whose second book Painting the Joy of Sleeping Bear County was published in 2016. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard Business School. He has been a Visiting Artist at SAIC, an Artist in Residence at Ox-Bow, and has taught at Roosevelt University and the Dennos Museum, and will be teaching at Interlochen starting in 2020. His work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally. He is represented in Chicago by Aron Packer Projects and, in New York, by First Street Gallery.
July 21 and 22, 9 am-4 pm
This list is for oil painters. Watercolor, pastel or acrylic painters should bring the equivalent. Call or email Hank if you have questions: (312) 560-3916, firstname.lastname@example.org
150 ml tube of Gamblin galkyd gel
Portable easel – I suggest a French easel or something like a Stanrite 500 aluminum
A small portable/fold up table to hold pallet and paints
Twelve medium canvases
Pallet (Get the 16×20 tear-off pallet at the craft store)
At least a quart of low odor mineral spirits
A brush cleaner jar with wire inside (get at the craft store)
Lots of tee shirt material wipe cloths
Paper towels for cleanup
Cadmium yellow medium
Cadmium red medium
Refunds: Requests for cancellation by the student at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.
Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session (30 days prior for multi-day workshops). If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.