Sequential Class: The Art of Color in Theory & Practice – The Art Students League

Sequential Class:
The Art of Color in Theory & Practice

Lisa Dinhofer

Class Description



5:00-6:30 pm
12 Sessions
$240 for 12 weeks

Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 25 students

12-week course in Color Theory: This class will focus on color—how it works and why it works—through practice rather than theory. Experience is the only route to a working vocabulary of color ideas. This 12-week intensive course will begin with the classic study of the interaction of color using Josef Albers’ techniques, primarily with cut paper and collage. The students will then explore the density and transparency of light and color, through exercises and finally a careful observation from life with color pencils. Color creates magic in any work of art, and this workshop will teach each student how. Students of all skill levels and disciplines are welcome.

About the Instructor

Lisa Dinhofer—painter, draftswoman, and printmaker—earned her BA with honors from Brandeis University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown extensively, both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo shows were at the Century Association (NYC, 2015) and Denise Bibro Fine Art (NYC, 2012). Her paintings, drawings, and prints are widely collected and publicly represented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, City College (CUNY), IBM, and other venues. In 2003, she completed a 90-foot glass mosaic mural, Losing My Marbles, which was commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program and is located at the Times Square subway station. Dinhofer’s comprehensive study of colored pencils, Mastering Colored Pencils, was published by Monacelli Press in 2017 and is now available for purchase. For more information, please visit

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