Painting Workshop: Color Mixing


Color mixing – A method out of madness

Seaing, oil on canvas

February 28—March 2, 2014

Do you feel frustrated figuring out how to mix the exact color you want, like you’re starting from scratch every time you paint? Do you want a simple and easy method for mixing the correct color consistently? Seamus will cover palette layout, use of grayscale, color mixing, exercises in creating color harmonies, working with contrasts and color temperature.

Learn how to keep yourself organized by setting up and using your palette efficiently. This simple technique will allow you more freedom in your painting process.

This workshop will focus on developing methods for finding and mixing the color you want every time you paint. We’ll be creating color charts and grey scales that will become a permanent record that you can use as your personal mixing reference for years! You will learn the steps necessary to complete your personalized charts during the weeks after the workshop. As this weekend will concentrate on practical methods, it will be beneficial to painters working in any genre.

Topics covered will include:

  • color mixing
  • color value
  • creating color charts

All media is welcome with the instruction given specifically for oil paints. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

The workshop will include demonstration, as well as group and individual instruction.

This workshop is useful for both beginning and intermediate painters; some painting experience necessary.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley as an international award-winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

This full-time artist will teach you how to experience the magic that can happen with excellent instruction. You can expect animated teaching tailored to each student’s needs.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus is a wonderful teacher, bringing excitement and encouragement to his classroom. I always come home with a new tidbit to make my paintings even better, even though I have been painting for several years. I recommend him as a teacher 100%.” ~ Shanna

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
February 28—March 2, 2014
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by January 31, 2014)
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