Introduction to the Basics of Color Concepts
Virtual Class

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 19 – March 2.

Color is one of the fundamental elements of creative investigations and as such it is important to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory. This workshop investigates the Itten theory of color, hue, value, intensity, simultaneity, proportional application, and how to apply those theoretical principles to studio work. This workshop is designed for anyone who would like to more fully develop their use of color as an artist and understand how to apply fundamental color concepts and techniques in developing expressive and dynamic compositions. This online workshop will be 7 weeks in length meeting once a week. Participants will choose their own color media for this workshop. Recommended media would be, colored panicles, watercolor, or acrylic paint. Additional recommended materials: drawing paper (no newsprint), drawing pencils (6H, 4H, HB, 2B) a good eraser(s) a notebook to take notes, small canvas boards if you are working with acrylic paint.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will have a collection of studies that they use in their own personal studios and use as source material for more in-depth and completed compositions.

Instructor: Don Seastrum.

Don Eugene Seastrum, who began teaching in 1974, is Emeritus Professor of Art, holds a Ph.D. in Fine Art from the Union Institute, a Masters degree from the University of Denver and a Bachelors degree from Western Colorado University.  Don’s works are exhibited both nationally and internationally. A more complete description of his background and personal work can be found at ​www.seastrum.com.

$225/student. In partnership with the Vita Institute for the Arts.

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Introduction to the Fundamentals of Pictorial Composition
Virtual Class

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. January 21 – March 4.

Once of the most often asked questions in the two-dimensional arts is “how do I determine the organization of the pictorial surface; how do I arrange all of the different features of a composition in such a way as to make it visually pleasing.” This workshop is designed for anyone who would like to more fully understand the techniques and application principles of organizing as successful visual composition. We will be working with the compositional elements of line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture and how they are used both as individual elements, as well as, how they are used collectively to create meaningful and dynamic pictorial compositions. This is a foundational workshop so no previous experience in compositional studies is required. This online workshop will be 7 weeks in length meeting once a week. Recommended media would be, colored panicles, watercolor, or acrylic paint. Additional recommended materials: drawing paper (no newsprint), drawing pencils (6H, 4H, HB, 2B) a good eraser(s) a notebook to take notes, small canvas boards if you are working with acrylic paint.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will have a collection of studies that they use in their own personal studios and use as source material for more in-depth and completed compositions.

Instructor: Don Seastrum.

$225/student. In partnership with the Vita Institute for the Arts.

REGISTER HERE

Application of Color Concepts in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 16 – April 13.

Color is one of the fundamental elements of creative investigations and as such it is important to not only be exposed to color theory, but to understand how to apply that theory to original compositions. This course is an intermediate intensive 5-week investigation into the Itten theory of color (hue, value, intensity, simultaneity, proportional application) and how to apply those theoretical principles to studio work.  Because this is an intermediate color concept class previous experience working with color principles is recommended.

Materials:

Color making media: preferred color pencils: acceptable: watercolor or acrylic paint.

Drawing Pencils: 6H: 4H: 2B

Drawing paper: for use with color pencils: watercolor paper if using watercolors and canvas or canvas boards if using acrylic (heavy [300 lbs.] watercolor paper can also be used if painting with acrylics).

Instructor: Don Seastrum.

$135/student.

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Pictorial Composition in Drawing and Painting: Intermediate Level

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 18 – April 15.

One of the most often asked questions in the two-dimensional arts is “how do I determine the organization of the pictorial surface; how do I arrange all of the different features of a composition in such a way as to make it a dynamic and meaningful composition.  This intermediate intensive 5-week composition course is designed for anyone with some compositional experience who would like to more fully understand the techniques and application principles of organizing a successful visual composition that is expressive of their personal artistic vision.

Materials:

Since this is not a media techniques class participant should select the media with which they are the most familiar. Any media that will take a long time to dry would be inappropriate for this course

Instructor: Don Seastrum.

$135/student.

Register HERE