Color Principles and Strategies


Registration Deadline: Monday, October 7th

Class size is limited

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Click Here to Enroll or call: 646.465.0035

Offered for all skill levels: A fun and practical overview of the principles and techniques of color harmony, color mixing and how to apply this to your art. This workshop is for anyone working with any media or material; painting, drawing, digital design, etc. Participants will be introduced to color dynamics and relationships based on the easy to understand subtractive color model (red, yellow, blue). The group will discuss and practice accurate color matching and mixing while creating personal images that relate to the color relationships and harmonies we explore, using either oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache. Students can use any liquid media (paint) they choose to bring.

Some of the topics covered will be: Working with a limited, monochrome, duotone & three-color “dead” palette • Navigating a “full” prismatic palette • Understanding color temperature relationships • Seeing and adjusting for chromatic value • Creating visual narratives through dynamic chromatic saturation • An overview of different brands of trustworthy pigment recommended for each medium.  



This is the first in an ongoing series of workshops held in the gorgeous studio of Dawn and Bruce Emerson at the base of Smith Rock with stunning views of the Cascade Range.  Sign up soon as numbers are limited.

Instructor: Ian Factor

Date: October 26th and 27th

Time: 10am - 5pm (1 hour lunch break)

Duration: 12-hour workshop 

Enrollment Limit: 10 students

Price: $300.00

* This workshop takes place off-campus near Smith Rock


Fall 2019 Workshop