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Artist’s Toolbox: Color

Grow your understanding of how to mix color, apply it in different media, and speak through it in your artwork.

Color in drawing can be achieved in many ways and can serve many expressive purposes. Versatile and flexible, color can be vivid or subtle and realistic, surrealistic or abstract. Whether used throughout a drawing or introduced later in the process, color enhances a drawing's impact on the viewer by communicating layers of meaning. Join in on this intensive survey of color and leave with a better understanding of how to see it clearly, mix it effectively, apply it in different media, and speak through it in your artwork. We’ll explore with pastels, colored pencils, watercolors, and inks, play with toned and tinted papers, and discuss color perception in both a personal and cultural contexts. All levels welcome.

This class is the third of four in this winter’s Artist’s Toolbox series. Each workshop in the series will focus on a different combination of media in drawing: dry media, wet media, color, and mixed media. Throughout the series we will push our drawing, stretch our creativity, and grow as artists. The spirit of this series is experimental, playful, and interactive. Join us for all four days or sign up for the classes that interest you. Feel free to bring your own materials if you like, especially ones that you may have been hanging onto but hesitating to try.

Teal Emlyn Sallen is a 2D artist specializing in drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media. She earned her BFA in Printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2006. Teal’s style is representational and narrative, with a touch of magic and whimsy, and shows the artist’s enjoyment of light and color. Rather than generating a body of work in a single medium, Teal happily explores multiple ideas through print, paint, and pastel. Her curiosity about the human, the natural, and the fanciful can also be observed as a common thread in her diverse collection of work. To learn more about Teal, visit her website.