Mastering Color I, II and III

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Sunday January 14

10:00 AM  –  3:30 PM

Sundays: Jan. 14; Feb. 11; March 11; and Sat., April 7 (Snow date: Sun., Jan. 21) | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$240 members | $270 nonmembers | Specimen fee: $8
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To be able to use color, perception, hue, value, intensity and temperature for application to personal colored pencil renderings
Level: Beginner to advanced
Prerequisites: Botanical Drawing I and II, and Colored Pencil I

These classes will run simultaneously.

Register for level I if you have never taken this particular class.
Register for level II if you have completed Mastering Color I.
Register for level III if you have completed Mastering Color I and II.

Focus on the four major aspects of color — hue, value, intensity and temperature — and develop your own working strategy for perceiving color, analyzing, matching and mixing as it relates to colored pencil. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate elective

Mastering Color I: Work at your own pace within a group setting doing color-related exercises only. Please bring any color exercises completed in the Colored Pencil series of classes.

Mastering Color II: Working from a live plant specimen, mix and match colors. The instructor will address the subject of harmonious color schemes and show you ways to successfully apply color schemes in your own individual work.

Mastering Color III: Work from plant specimens and focus on the challenge of mixing interesting neutrals and near-neutrals without creating mud. Explore the role opacity plays in color-mixing with colored pencil, and apply the principles of warm and cool colors to add to the depth of your renderings.