Visualizing with Color: using an instinctual color palette – D1226-18

Date: Aug 20 - 24, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Katherine Alexander

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


Identify your own perceived, instinctual or imagined color palette in this introductory color workshop. Develop your capacity to express subject matter, ideas and experiences by translating your observations, feelings and visions into paintings using an individualized palette. We unleash the emotional power of color to expand our ability to incorporate a unique visual vocabulary into our artistic practice. This studio workshop is for painters of all levels who want to expand upon their vision with a focus on the impact and agency of color.

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 discussions. 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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