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Color I and II: Exploring Color

Color wheel

Color I Fall Session: This class is packed with information and color mixing. Bring questions and a curious mind. Using the colors of The Atelier's Paxton Palette, students will create color boards and value scales and explore color wheels. Through these projects students will be introduced to color space, gamut, the attributes of color (hue, value, chroma) and temperature, how to mix colors to different color biases, and why a 50/50 mix does not make a middle value or middle color. The presentations will cover the color wheel as it relates to painting with the Paxton Palette, how we see color, mixing “mud,” some color history, demystifying paint tube labels, and more. Each class is mostly work time, part presentation and discussion. Additional time on projects outside of class may be needed (your mileage may vary). Beginners to color welcome. We will work in oil paint. Please contact Christine if you wish to use other media, have other questions, and for the supply list (cmitzuk@gmail.com).

Color II Winter Session: Deepen your understanding of color and expand your painting possibilities. We'll put color theory into practice with exercises, and explore practical use of theory. This class will be a combination of presentations, demonstrations, and assignments. Assignments will include color mixing exercises, working from still life objects, and from copies of master works. Topics include ways to alter chroma, the relative nature of color, color harmony, simultaneous contrast, and more. Color I or a basic understanding of Hue, Value and Chroma are strongly recommended. Some oil-painting experience is strongly recommended. We will be using the Paxton Palette in oil paint.

Class will be in-person at The Atelier.

Masks required for this class.

Fall session (Color I): 14 weeks, $285
Winter session (Color II): 14 weeks, $310

Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 4:00pm–6:30pm Christine Mitzuk

Winter/Spring 2023

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 4:00pm–6:30pm Christine Mitzuk