Color Theory for Beginners – The Art Students League

Color Theory for Beginners

James Vanderberg

James Vanderberg

Workshop Description

JULY 22 – 25
Monday – Thursday, 9:00AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $350 (includes $10 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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Color is the most variable component in art, and how an artist uses color can change the content and message an artwork articulates. In this workshop we will begin the first steps towards mastering the use of color.  Students will learn basic concepts of what color is, how it can be used and how we see it in our everyday lives and especially in art.  This class approaches color in an intuitive and hands on way.  We will mix color and paint on paper, canvas and use collage to understand the use of color and how it interacts.

About the Instructor

James Vanderberg received his M.F.A. in painting from Hunter College in New York.  He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is held in private collections nationally.  He received the Tony Smith Award while at Hunter as well as the Luetz/Riedel Fellowship for travel and study at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, France.  Most recently, Vanderberg finished a residency at Vermont Studio Center, which he was awarded scholarship to attend.  For the past six years Vanderberg has taught studio art and art history at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, and The Brooklyn Arts Space.

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