Colour: a workshop for artists & designers – D1224-18

Date: Aug 20 - 24, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): David Hornung

Tuition: $1,090
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45


Take part in an engaging, five-day condensed workshop based on David Hornung’s popular textbook, Colour: a workshop for artists and designers. This compressed curriculum draws from David’s experience teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. Classwork is designed to guide you to a mastery of basic color terminology and principles. Students examine several ways of applying color theory in a series of small studies that evolve from specific assignments to free studies of their own design, aimed at integrating theory into practice. Painting experience is not needed and the workshop atmosphere is friendly and supportive. This class is open to all, but it is most beneficial for students who have at least some studio experience in a two- dimensional medium such as painting, drawing, graphic design or textiles.

Media & Techniques:

Students paint colored swatches on paper and organize them into small designs that embody the color principles we study.


Most of the time is spent making color studies and moving through the curriculum as a group. Class discussions and slide shows augment studio work.


David Hornung is a painter, author and teacher. He has taught painting, drawing and color at Indiana University, Parsons, Pratt, Skidmore College, Brooklyn College and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently professor of art at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and his home and studio are in Queens, N.Y.


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