Secrets of Color Harmony
Taught by Karen Lynn Ingalls
Postponed for now... but it will return once we're all able to be together again safely.
Do you wish you could get your colors to work — and play — together better in your artwork?
Sometimes colors just don't behave, and it can be a frustrating struggle when they don’t. How do you change that?
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 fourteen 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, no matter what is your style or subject matter.
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.
When: Postponed for now
Where: Calistoga Art Center • 1435 North Oak Street • Calistoga, California
How much: $195 for CAC members and $220 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)
Postponed because this workshop gives you the opportunity to experiment with LOTS of combinations of colors — more than you'd want to have to buy for yourself. Some of this information is also included in Karen's online & regular classes, and in her Color & Composition workshop, which you are welcome to join in the meantime.
Maximum of 12 people, minimum of 4
DOWNLOAD THE 2020 FLYER HERE
For more information, call Karen Lynn Ingalls at (707) 942-0197.