Colors: If You Can See It, You Can Paint It – The Art Students League

Colors: If You Can See It, You Can Paint It

Ismael Checo

Workshop Description

APRIL 13 –17
Monday-Friday
6:00 – 9:30 PM
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day Enrollment
limited to 12 students
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The workshop is organized as a series of projects designed to open your eyes and enhance your perception of color. We will start with simple objects as a means to explore concepts of light and shadow. This will be followed by exercises of slightly greater complexity, using shapes to illustrate how colors interact under varying lighting conditions. Particular attention will be paid to the dynamic relation between “warm”colors and “cool” colors, both in light and in shadow. The goal is to heighten the student’s capacity to discern variations of color shade and sharpen his perceptual acuity overall.

About the Instructor

Ismael Checo studied painting at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo, the Arts Students League of New York, and as an apprentice in Andalusia, PA with Nelson Shanks. Later he was trained as a painting conservator in New York.
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