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February 1: Color Theory Workshop with Lisa Solomon

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Saturday, Feb 1, 2020, 12 PM- 3 PM
Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA
777 S. Alameda St. #174 Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 372 - 5686

Lisa Solomon, author of A Field Guide to Color will help you dip your toes into some general color theory, in a fun and playful way. This class is great for beginners but meaty enough for those who have some color sense and would like to dig a little deeper. Individual pigments/colors, color wheels, and schemes, paint transparency and opacity will all be discussed. Students will learn how to identify the value, intensity, and temperature of color, as well as make a personal color wheel - quite different than a scientific one.

Lisa will also guide you through a practice she’s been doing in her own studio for years now - Color Meditations. She has found them to be a helpful low pressure means to explore color - including her preferences and how to move beyond the same old color palette. By the end of class, students will have a much better understanding of local color and how materials, adjacent colors, lighting, cultural influences, etc. can all impact our perception of color.

In class, we will:
• Create a color chart from your watercolor set.
• Create a personal color wheel (different from our grade school versions)
• Do a color meditation

Each participant will leave with: 

• Small watercolor sets and a brush but you can also bring your own watercolor set + brush
• 2 downloadable PDF templates that are not included in A Field Guide to Color, which will provide more color mixing fun. 

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Lisa Solomon is a mixed media studio artist, an author, a college professor, that moonlights as an illustrator and graphic designer. She received her BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College. Her layered mixed-media works and grand-sized installations often utilize unconventional mediums, humor, and color to explore gender, identity, and personal histories, as well as the nature of art and craft itself. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in a multitude of venues. As a Hapa (her mother is Japanese, her father Caucasian), she sees hybridity—in materials, in concept—as integral to her practice. When not focused on her own work, Solomon likes to think she is pushing the next generation of artists to refine their skills, think beyond accepted techniques, and reflect on their own lives, including the potential political ramifications of just being an artist/maker in our society. She is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, and making a living as a creative.

  • Light snacks and all materials are included and you’ll receive a 15% discount at Poketo Project Space as well as all future workshops. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info. 
  • When you arrive at the brand new Poketo Project Space at the Row, a new community of independent retailers and restaurants, you will get a free 2-hr validation or you can find free street parking along Alameda.
If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email