Color Theory Workshop

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Color Theory Workshop
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Color Theory Workshop says
Join Longue Vue artist-in-resident Peg Usner for a color theory workshop exploring color vocabulary, basic elements of color theory and practical applications of color through the use of small, paint-based projects. Students will use color chips on cardstock to create color value and intensity while learning to express mood with color.

Open to participants of all levels. $55 for one day or $100 for both sessions. Contact Edna Lanieri at 504.293.4724 or elanieri@longuevue.com for more information.

Syllabus for Workshop in Color Design By Peg Usner

Two Day Workshop: Overview of color vocabulary and design applying to small format projects to enhance understanding. Limit 10 students. Materials: plain white 5”x 8”cards, scissors, ruler, lead pencil and eraser, rubber cement, Bristol board, primary colors plus black and white tempera paint. Color swatches provided by instructor.

Day One

Meet 8:45 am at Classroom
9:00 Lecture Introduction: Vocabulary of Color Design (handout of terms and color wheel)
9:45 Project: Color Value and Intensity Charts (Tempera on Bristol board)
10:50 Clean up and prepare for card projects
11:00 Rules for composition and Balance (geometric)
Card Trials: 1. Cool color scheme with warm accent 2. Warm with cool accent
12:15 Completed projects

Day Two:

Meet 8:45 am at Classroom
9:00 Explanation of terms for projects and format (high key/low key; simultaneous contrast)
9:30 Project: Create Simultaneous contrast using color chips on card stock (1or2)
10:30 Field trip to Longue Vue House: Find paintings with analogous, complimentary monochromatic, high and low key schemes.
11:15 Color associations, feelings and moods
11:40 Create on card to express mood with color
12:15 Completed projects
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