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Presentation: Working With Color With John Miller
November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$25 – $30
Join artist John Miller for an evening pondering human impulses toward color. He’ll discuss the science, history and human conditions that lead us to choose certain colors for certain things, as well as skills for choosing the best color for your desired outcomes. This applies to art certainly, but also for painting a room in your house or sketching in a notebook.
Students will work with basic art materials in our studio to explore these concepts in a hands-on approach. All materials provided. Early bird registration: $25 through Oct. 23, $30 after Oct 23.
From the artist, on color:
“Color carries information that effects our emotions as well as our sense of space. Much of what we feel when we look at color relates to practical issues associated with human evolution. From both an emotional and environmental perspective blue is cool and red and yellow are warm or even hot. It’s difficult to escape these color associations. When viewing open space, the color yellow is most quickly filtered out by the atmosphere over distance. Blues are least affected over distance and so far off mountains look blue to us and we rarely see yellow on their slopes or within the shapes of their silhouettes. In pictorial space it is therefore quite difficult to make yellow recede and blue advance unless this is done with some skill. Our sense of space and distance are shaped by our color sense.”