Concepts in Color with Color Pencil – The Art Students League

Concepts in Color with Color Pencil

Lisa Dinhofer

Workshop Description

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Color is an integral part of any visual medium— drawing, painting, graphic design, animation, sculpture, architecture, absolutely all. Color sets the mood, the emotion, the temperature, the depth and the space. This fiveday intensive workshop will focus on understanding the ideas and properties of color. How color works and why, the course will begin with a series of exercises, including creating the color wheel. The week will culminate with careful observational study of how light effects color. Color pencils are practical with a wide range of color possibilities. They offer a unique opportunity to study color. Learn how to create magic with color. This class is open to all levels from the beginner to the advanced student.

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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