It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Color Workshop

Deadline August 21, 2021

In this hands-on workshop, we will spend time surrounded by and investigating the color GREEN. Participants will be introduced to the origins and symbolic uses of green throughout the history of art. From Ancient China to St.Patrick’s Day Parades, various shades of GREEN have been influencing our color memories whether we are conscious of them or not. For those of us accustomed to living in the terrarium that is the Pacific Northwest, we perhaps take our greens for granted–but after spending the day with this color, both beginning and more experienced artists will come away with a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of GREEN.

The instructor will introduce everyone to the variety of green pigments that come from her vast collection of greens in oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints. You will have the opportunity to use small samples of these rare and exotic pigments as well as traditional combinations of blue & yellow. We will head out on a scavenger hunt across the Verdancy Project’s grounds in search of living examples of greens from nature. Once collected, you will begin to explore organizing and mixing the colors that you see to create your own record of variations of the color green. Knowledge of warm, cool, light, dark, etc. is not a requirement–we will explore the principles of color as we work.

Saturday, August 21st
10am – 3pm
Price: $100 + $25 Materials Fee
The Verdancy Project – Troutdale, OR
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There will be a lunch break, please bring your own bag lunch, refrigerator and microwave are available.

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30310 SE Division DR. Troutdale, OR

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