Online: Color-Mixing for Painters

Workshop Date:September 17 - October 8

When: Thursdays, 10-noon

Sessions: 4

Price: $200 for members, $215 for non-members

Teaching Artist: Christie Scheele

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This four-section online workshop is designed to develop and hone skills in color identification; mixing from primaries; and matching color. Color-mixing exercises that build upon each other reveal principles of creating color, including hue, value, temperature, and tone. Discussion will include color compositions that are subtle or bright; high contrast or low; monochromatic, analogous or complementary. The knowledge gained will allow artists to incorporate into their work an understanding of where the mixtures that we use come from and how to mix these and any color desired from primaries. Artists will also come away with four color-charts that they created following along with the instructor’s step- by-step direction.

Open to painters in any medium.

Christie Scheele received a fellowship at the Royal Academy of Madrid and received a BFA from the College of Art and Design at Alfred University

A full-time artist living in the Catskill Mountains, she is represented nationally by numerous galleries, including the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown.

Her minimalist, atmospheric landscapes are in hundreds of museum, corporate, and private collections nationwide and abroad; have been featured in movies and magazines; and have been reviewed with enthusiasm wherever she has exhibited.
She has been coming to Cape Cod since childhood and painting marshes and sea imagery for 25 years, observing, “My version of minimalism is about shape and atmospherics. I paint not just the light, but the air itself, and how these affect the edges and colors of the scenes depicted.”
As a teacher, Scheele shares both her particular painting techniques and her eclectic taste and enthusiasm for the wider art world, contemporary and historical. Encouraging a meditative approach to landscape painting that also includes rigorous examination of composition, color, and mood, her major focus is on the joy of process.