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1-Day Workshop: Creating Color: How to Mix Colors to Develop Expressive & Captivating Paintings

May 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join me for this 1-day workshop where I’ll teach a simple and practical version of color theory and the process of mixing a wide range of colors and values.

After we review the ideas in color theory, we’ll develop color charts that we’ll make together, mixing many combinations of colors on your palette to create new ones and answer your questions about how to mix certain colors. Once we’ve finished the chart, we’ll put these skills into practice using simple still life objects.

Here are the topics we’ll work on:

• Basic color theory and the vocabulary of color.

• Mixing a full range of colors from a limited palette of primary colors only.

• Working with an expanded palette to create even more variations of color.

• Using color to express values, from the darkest shadow values to the brightest objects in the light.

• Understanding “cool” and “warm” colors and how to apply them to your painting.

• Expanding the number of greens on your palette.

• Making greys and blacks and how to use them with the other colors on the palette.

And finally…
• Practicing the lessons learned by painting some still life objects.

Once you’re registered for the workshop, I’ll send you a revised materials list. It’s basically the same materials list I always use, except for the panels to paint on. Please bring two large panels (Canvas board is great or a wooden panel that has a gesso finish is also good). These should be approximately 12”x16”. We’ll use one to create the color chart and the other to divide into 6 small squares for practice painting.

Cost of workshop: $80. This amount is refundable in full up 2 weeks prior to the workshop; after that the registration fee is non-refundable.

The fee for students who would like to sign up for a package of 4 workshops to be taken in 2017 is $270 ($67.50 per workshop), to be paid in advance of the first one). Please contact me through the Contact page on this site regarding registration.


May 4, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bruce Katz


Hunters Point Shipyard
Horn Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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