Perceptual and Conceptual Color with David Baird
$250, supplies needed. $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place.Friday & Saturday, January 10 & 11, 10am - 4pm.
The focus of this class will be to bridge the gap between the conceptual, systematic use of color employed by academies and ateliers of the past and the revolutionary, perceptual use of color pioneered by the impressionists.
Painting from observation, students will begin with quick, broad, color studies using oil paint, working intuitively to establish color relationships. Next, students will work toward longer paintings, allowing time to more thoughtfully develop color relationships. Through the introduction of concepts like hue, value, and chroma, as well as basic color theory, students will analyze their perceptions and recreate them with mixtures of paint, learning to guide themselves toward more meaningful, sophisticated color harmonies and tonal relationships.
Classes will consist of demonstrations and lectures followed by individual one-on-one critiques of students while they work. In addition to the concepts already mentioned, other topics will include the technical processes for oil painting, as well as an understanding of light and form.
Level 1: Beginner – This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced painters. Covers the basic techniques of the medium and offers individual assistance. No prior experience is required.