The Structure of Color: creating complexity through color mixing – D1123-18

Date: Aug 13 - 17, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Katherine Alexander

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


Learn to identify colors, how they can be mixed, their relationship to each other on the color wheel, and how they can be appropriated for your own individual use. In this exciting color workshop, students create their own palettes to more effectively express themselves in their paintings. We develop a powerfully evocative visual vocabulary, and ultimately a dynamic and impactful painting, in this inquisitive look at the structure of color. This studio workshop is for painters of all levels who want to develop or expand upon the ability to employ color to create a uniquely personal presence in their work.

Media & Techniques:

Using the transparent medium of Golden Heavy Body acrylic paints, we experiment with juxtaposing colors and building up surfaces to create evocative forms, mood, atmosphere and singular presence. Students are welcome to focus on class assignments as well as individual projects.


Each day includes hands-on experimentation accompanied by demonstrations, frequent group discussions, one-on-one help, color experiments and critiques. We work on studies from direct observation along with images, sketches and photographs for development into compositions, studies and paintings.


Katherine Alexander is a painter who lives in West Texas. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Marfa and El Paso and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., Germany, Belgium and Holland. Katherine’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections.

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