Color Theory in the Wild with Connie Fu
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Connie Fu
Transform the way you see color in this offsite & studio workshop, using nature as inspiration. Contemporary artist Connie Fu joins us from Seattle for this one-day workshop exploring the dynamic and flexible relationship of color and the surrounding world. Students will take an observational color walk and assemble natural found object palettes to develop greater sensitivity to hue and value. Connie will lead the group in the creation of color mixing charts and color matching exercises using watercolor paint, moving into a series of extended studies focused on achieving cohesiveness as well as specificity in the use of color. Group discussion will focus on how attributes of nature and emotive experience can be heightened through an inventive and personalized palette. Students will deepen their understanding of color relationships and in doing so, strengthen the foundations of their visual art practice. Everyone will take home a color journal, handmade color mixing grid, watercolor studies, and a compilation of color theory readings and references.
Students will be asked to bring their own watercolor set and brushes. WildCraft will provide all other materials. More info and materials list provided upon registration. The first half of the workshop will be held at a local park. Students will be given directions and a packing list one week prior to the class date. After the morning session, the rest of the class will be held at WildCraft's SE Portland studio.
No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.
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