January 28, 2011

Color Workshop February 12

The use of color is critically important for the working artist; well designed color can make your work powerfully compelling and will reach your audience at an emotional level that moves them. That will be our topic of study for this year's Color Workshop on Saturday, February 12, 12-8pm. So whether you're a landscape painter, figurative or entertainment artist, if you're in the LA area I'd love to see you there.

Here's what we'll cover:
  • The fundamentals of color theory for painters (traditional and digital).
  • The emotional impact of color and lighting to create mood and environment.
  • Principles for organizing the complexities of color into pleasing harmonies.
  • Strategies for solving color problems quickly and effectively.
  • Color exploration exercises.
  • Painting from a costumed model in a theatrical, colored light environment.


To enroll contact the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art at 877-695-2232. Their site is www.laafa.org.

12 comments:

Gregory Becker said...

I would love to see this info available to those that cant make it out to LA. Do you think that will ever happen? Like maybe an online workshop.

Nathan Fowkes said...

Good to hear from you Gregory, I have a couple of just such projects in the works. We're stating with online demos so color theory will be down the road a ways.

Daniel Ljunggren said...

Looking forward to see any of this online too!

Steve PP said...

Great Idea Nathan! I'll be looking forward to the online demos/courses, as well!

DavidM said...
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DavidM said...

I agree! I clicked over to comment on that very thing :). I am also looking forward to the online color course (as far down the road as that may be :).

Amazing work!

Carolyn said...

These are awesome! I love your work, the pieces you do with color and light are amazing

G Grossman said...

Wow! This sounds like an amazing workshop! If it were possible in any way I would fly to LA in a heartbeat to attend. Do you have any reading recommendations for learning about color? I have heard James Gurney's book is excellent but I've never seen the contents.

Rose said...

Looks good

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

I attended this workshop a few years ago, and it was life changing. It really opened my eyes. It improved my understanding of color, and my art. I highly recommend this to anyone that can go. If you can't go find a way to go. Also Nathan has alot of his originals on display.

pierre alary said...

superbe!! toujours . best regards mr fowkes!!

Katy Hargrove said...

Your workshop was amazing Nathan. Informative, engrossing, and quite encouraging. Well worth the trip to LA! I hope to make it to another in the future. Thank you!