IN PERSON: Creating a specific color from scratch can be one of the biggest challenges and rewards of making art. In this active learning and lecture course, students will gain foundational skills that enable them to create and replicate the colors they encounter in art and in the world. They will experiment with color interactions using acrylic paint on paper to show how colors interact when they are placed close together and how our eyes perceive the resulting color visually. This color interaction happens with paint, paper, fiber and objects we see daily. Artists of any level (novice to expert) using any medium will gain insight into how colors interact to help them choose, mix and/or juxtapose colors in their work. At the end of the course, students will be able to use color as a tool in the work they create and will experience a deepened appreciation in their encounters with work made by others. | Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 12.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Sterling Bowen studied art at UNC-Charlotte as an undergrad and was a graduate fellow in painting at the University of Houston. He returned to painting in 2018 after a 15-year hiatus, and he now maintains a blog about his work and other artists he finds interesting (www.sterlingbowen.com). Color plays a large role in the work Sterling makes, and he considers teaching to be part of his practice, as he enjoys sharing the journey of mastering color with students.