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Color Fields: An Exploration in Painting
6 Weeks | $245 | In-Class

Learn how to create captivating composition with color! This short workshop is designed for novice artists eager to use color more effectively and master some techniques used by abstract expressionists / color field painters. Topics focus on color mixing, tonal values, color theory, washes and direct painting. In Color Fields An Exploration in Painting, you will paint abstract subject matter with focus on color. Instruction includes demonstrations, hands-on exercises, discussion and critiques.

What You Will Learn:

  • The basic elements of color mixing and paint application.
  • How to create a monochromatic color band.
  • Direct painting application.
  • Transparent and opaque painting techniques.
  • Understand what value means in art.

Quarters Offered: Fall | In-Class
Course Fee: $245
Prerequisite: none
Materials: Refer to Materials List.
Note: Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: ART-40451
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process