Secrets of Color Harmony
Taught by Karen Lynn Ingalls
Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 2016
Do you wish you could get your colors to work together better in your paintings?
Colors can be like children – sometimes they just don't play together well, and it’s frustrating when they don’t. How do you change that? How do you make colors play – and work – together well in a painting?
In this two-day workshop, you will learn foolproof secrets of creating beautiful, harmonious color in your paintings – and you'll put them into practice!
You will learn and apply ten specific, surefire methods of creating color harmony.
You will also learn about color wheels (two kinds), complementary colors, and color mixing, and you'll practice what you've learned. Then you will experiment with different color palettes, using acrylic paints, so you can compare and contrast the results of making different color choices.
Next, you will learn how to introduce new colors into your work and ensure they all play well together, how to recognize and work with warm and cool colors, and more. We'll do all this with friendly, versatile, water-soluble acrylic paints — but what you learn will be applicable to other media as well.
You'll also learn more about how and why colors work with – or against – each other, how and why the same color changes depending on where you use it, and how to use that knowledge to create stronger compositions. It's color theory, simplified and made practical, so that you can apply what you learn in your own paintings.
Over the course of the weekend, you will create your own book of examples that you can use as an invaluable color reference later. And you will receive Karen's mini-book on The Secrets of Color Harmony, as a resource.
Taming those uncooperative colors really isn’t as hard as it may seem, once you know these secrets and have a chance to put them into practice.
Click here to download the Secrets of Color Harmony flyer.
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Bring your lunch!)
Where: Calistoga Art Center, 1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga – at the Napa County Fairgrounds
Cost: $180 for CAC members and $200 for non-members, materials not included
Materials fee: $25, payable to the instructor (all the materials you'll need to use are provided, including paints, paper, brushes, palettes, your book materials, and Karen's mini-book on The Secrets of Color Harmony)
If you have taken Secrets of Color Harmony, Part 1, and would like to sign up for Sunday (which would have been your Part 2), please contact Calistoga Art Center — and bring your book with you!
For Part 1 previous participants only:
Cost: $90 for CAC members, $100 for non-members
Materials fee: $15 (bring your book and we'll add to it!)
Sign up by Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Karen needs to know by then in order to have
the right amount of materials for everyone in
Maximum of 12 people, minimum of 4
Sign up online at:
For more information, call Karen Lynn Ingalls at (707) 942-0197.