Santa Fe, NM, August 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Class Description:
Color Theory using the book, "The Philosophy of Color" by Cathy Carey on these concepts:
1. Atmospheric Perspective (using color to add spacial depth)
2. Using color to add meaning and mood
3. Using color to create focal points
Each student will be working in the medium of their choice.
1. Classic Techniques for each medium
2. Brushstrokes and making marks
3. Layering, glazes and transparent
“see through” effects
Students will have an opportunity to learn how to mix watercolor with acrylic, and acrylic with oil for exciting new results.
Plein Air Painting
Students will paint on location as much as possible, be prepared to paint outdoors in moderate weather. Bring sunscreen, hat, plenty of water, a tote bag for supplies and portable easel. Students will need to carry their materials short distances. There will be classroom time spent indoors and students will work with the weather as needed.
• Students will visit the galleries on Canyon Road and around the Plaza and collect several examples of artwork they like to bring back to a group critique.
• At the end of each day class will share feedback on the work in progress and offer encouragement, constructive criticism and what to work on next.
• Students will have time in class to work on all the exercises, and to experiment and paint on their own. The instructor, Cathy Carey will be on hand to work with each student on an area of their choice to give in-depth feedback and instruction.
Students will be challenged to explore specific concepts as they work.
More advanced students wishing to have more independent study are not required to stay with class, and can work indoors or outdoors at locations of their choice, coming back to the studio for critiques.
The class is designed to give everyone personal time to develop their style. Towards the end of the week if students want to drive to a location for a paint day - to Taos or Chimayo or just around Santa Fe - they can do that. Beforehand discuss how to structure the time and what concepts to work on. The principles of color theory and composition apply to all styles and mediums so students are not limited in any way.
All styles are supported and encouraged. All levels welcome. All mediums are taught.
Students can work in a single medium or combine mediums for exciting mixed media effects - collage and assemblage artists also welcome.
Enjoy a dynamic group environment where you will be encouraged to make lifelong friends through group activities inside and outside class.
Classes are small with a minimum of four and a maximum of six students.
Cathy Carey is an award winning California artist, who was born in Washington, DC. and educated at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. She received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries in Virginia, New Mexico and California. Her paintings are currently represented at Gallery 104 in San Clemente and in Taos, NM at The Ranch at Taos. She had a one person show at Arroyo Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe in 2013.
Her teaching career includes: The Art Institute of California in San Diego, workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Pasadena, CA, the Golden Door, Escondido, CA and her studio in Escondido, CA.
She has won numerous awards from juried shows such as: The San Diego Pastel Society, The Escondido Municipal Gallery, San Dieguito Art Guild and the San Diego Watercolor Society.