Color: Theory and Practice

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“If you want to create stunning paintings, understanding color is your most important tool.”

Color: Theory and Practice

with Katy Kirbach

Color is dependent on everything around it! Embark on a series of color study exercises, developed by Josef Albers in the Interaction of Color, in order to unlock these complex relationships. Learn how to make one color look like two different colors, but also how two colors can look like one; use color to create an illusion of transparency; and explore ideas of color quantity, harmony and juxtaposition.

This course will provide a hands-on introduction to color through the mediums of painting and collage. While learning about mixing color, we will make a selection of painted paper as a class in order to be used for color studies based on exercises from Albers’ Interaction of Color.

A professor at the Bauhaus in Germany, Albers emigrated to the U.S. and created the exercises that became the Interaction of Color with his students at Yale. First published in 1963, it revolutionized the way color was taught, emphasizing practice and hands-on experience before theory. Artists including Eva Hesse and Robert Rauschenberg studied color with Albers, and completed these same exercises.This workshop is based on a course that artist and instructor Katy Kirbach taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Acrylic paint will be supplied.

6 x evenings in the studio from 6-9 pm
1 x Field trip on a Saturday

Cost: 208 Euros* (including paint)
*includes 19% VAT

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