I've been working like crazy to prepare for my new color workshop on January 26th, Secrets of Color Harmony - Part I. I've taught workshops on color before, and I teach color in my Acrylic Painting classes, but in this workshop we'll be taking a slightly different approach.
So I've been painting new examples, and finding new examples, and creating new handouts – and figuring out just how much I'll be able to pack into this day. Each participant will create their own book to take home and refer back to, to make this as practical and applicable as possible. The idea is that you go home with specific ways of creating color harmony in your paintings that you can put into immediate practice.
Here are the specifics:
When: Saturday, January 26 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Bring your lunch!)
Where: Calistoga Art Center, 1435 North Oak St., at the Napa County Fairgrounds
Cost: $85, with 10% discount for Calistoga Art Center members
Materials Fee: $15, payable to the instructor
Register by Wednesday, January 23. (I need to know how many people to prepare materials for.)
Maximum 12 people, minimum of 4
You can find out more information at my art workshops website, at:www.NapaValleyArtWorkshops.com
. You can also sign up online at www.CalistogaArtCenter.org
Bette Maron's sketch – on her iPhone – of Karen giving demonstration
I thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration I gave at the Napa Valley Art Association on Monday. And I had no idea that Bette Maron was sketching me on her iPhone - I love the results (thank you, Bette!). I'll post photos of the painting in process as soon as I get some taken.
Next week begins a new four-week session of acrylic painting classes. Each session is a little different, depending on who's in the class, and what they want or need. This last couple of weeks we've been looking at warm and cool colors – not only the general division between warm yellows, oranges, and reds, and cool greens, blues, and purples, but also the warm and cool variations within each color.
Tomorrow we'll be varnishing a painting and exploring incorporating collage into a painting - and I may be doing a little painting demonstration, depending on how things go. Variety is the spice of art!