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The Artist's Toolbox: Color in Drawing

Layer, blend, and scumble your way through engaging experiments with color.

Color tells us more than you may think about the world. From a realism standpoint, it can tell us about the season, the time of day, distance, and mood. From a purely creative standpoint, it can be used for emphasis and drama. We'll talk a little color theory and then we'll get into layering, blending, and scumbling our way toward getting color to work for you. Feel free to try out chalk pastels or dive into water soluble pencils and markers.

This class is the third of four in this summer's The 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, especially ones that you may have been hanging onto but hesitating to try. All experience levels are welcome.

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.