SJ122 Color Through Painting

  • 12 Jan 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • 16 Feb 2016
  • 4:30 PM
  • Artist's Studio; 75015; Metro: Balard
  • 15


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed
Tuesdays, 12, 19 & 26 January, and 2, 9 & 16 February 2016
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: 240 
Pro-rata option is also available: 48 per session

Learn about color directly by mixing pigments and composing color harmonies with water-based paints (watercolors, gouache and acrylic). No experience in drawing is necessary. Just bring your curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Exercises will include:
  • creating decorative pattern designs
  • making color studies from reproductions of paintings
  • observing and painting color from nature
  • exploring paint and color as a form of self-expression
This course is designed for those who:
  • enjoy color and want to learn more about how it works
  • appreciate paintings and want to understand color composition
  • seek a creative experience
  • wish to enhance their visual perception
Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

Course requirements

This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paints and paper are supplied and included in the price. A list of other materials and the addresses of Paris art supply stores will be offered at the first class meeting.

About the instructor

Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris' most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections. Visit her website to see examples of her work.

Image credit: Jan Olsson

Good to know: 

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