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The Art of Color Seeing: An Impressionist Approach

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ClassGraphic Using the principles of Impressionism, you will learn how to paint the effects of form, atmosphere and light through the art of color seeing (the effects of light and how to capture them). You will start with a simple exercise first designed by Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche, which has been used successfully for more than 100 years to facilitate the ability to paint like Monet. This workshop will change the way you see the world and is for all levels, from beginner to professional. Email the instructor at chuck@cerasogallery.com.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Location
Lifelong Virtual Learning

Instructor
Chuck Ceraso 

 

Notice

Please read:  The two best mediums for this approach to color are pastels and oils. If you use soft pastels, the more colors the better; two hundred is not too many. A sheet of Canson Mi-Tients paper is good to use or a sanded paper like the Art Spectrum brand, which is very highly recommended. If you’re new to pastels, you can buy an inexpensive set of 60 or more colors at places like Hobby Lobby or Michaels which is a good way to start. If using oils, a good assortment of colors is recommended. The following are suggested, but not required: (The starred ones are highly recommended). (These are Winsor Newton brand names, other brands will have different names for the same colors). Another good brand besides Winsor Newton is Rembrandt and of course the higher end, more expensive paints like Sennlier, Holbein, Old Holland are also great. cadmium yellow* cadmium orange cadmium yellow pale cadmium red* cadmium lemon* permanent rose* dioxizine purple* magenta manganese blue* cobalt blue ultramarine blue* viridian* emerald green indian yellow yellow ochre mars violet titanium white (large tube) Also, for oils a painting knife is recommended; one with a bend at the handle and a blade that is about a quarter inch wide at the base and tapers to a rounded tip. The length of the blade is about 2 1/4 inches. A small (12”x16”) board of gessoed masonite makes the best surface to paint on. These can usually be obtained at most art supply stores. If not available, use a smooth canvas or canvas paper. Fredricks makes an excellent canvas sheet that comes in pads; 12”x16” should be available. You’ll also need a palette for mixing your colors. Paper towels or a towel for wiping the knife. Water colors and acrylics are also fine for this workshop. The same colors are recommended in these mediums and the same size painting surface. For acrylics, it’s best to use the new slow drying acrylics like Golden's Open Acrylics. It's also best to use brushes for acrylics as the painting knife doesn't work so well with them. Holbein brand suggested cadmium yellow cadmium yellow pale cadmium lemon permanent violet manganese blue nova ultramarine blue emerald green nova yellow ochre titanium white (large tube) cadmium orange cadmium red chinese red mauve cobalt blue viridian indian yellow mars violet indian red Also, for oils a painting knife is recommended; one with a bend at the handle and a blade that is about a quarter inch wide at the base and tapers to a rounded tip. The length of the blade is about 2 1/4 inches. A small (12”x16”) board of gessoed masonite makes a good surface to paint on. These can usually be obtained at most art supply stores. Or you can use a smooth canvas or canvas paper. Fredricks makes an excellent canvas sheet that comes in pads; 12”x16” is also recommended. You’ll also need a palette for mixing your colors and paper towels or a towel for wiping the knife.

Tuition: 

$79.00


Registration Closes On
Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/7/2020 - 11/7/2020 Weekly - Sat 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM N/A - Online Chuck Ceraso 

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