Color Perception Workshop with John Ebersberger

Friday-Sunday October 21-23, 2011

Tuition $425 
The model fee will be split among the student*
Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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This intensive three-day workshop will help the student unlock the mysteries of color perception and its use in describing light in representational painting. John studied with American Impressionist Henry Hensche during the last ten years of Hensche’s life. In this workshop you will be introduced to the unique method of color study developed by Hensche and his mentor, Charles W. Hawthorne at the famed Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA.

There are no theories or color recipes to memorize in this approach which is based on direct observation of color and light.  We will begin outside with simple forms of still life on the first day.  On the second and third day we will study the portrait and figure – learning to see, mix and paint color that creates the vibrant illusion of light.  Palette knives will be used to facilitate focusing on the main masses of color and their relationship in the painting. Daily critiques and demos will be included, as well as a slide shows/digital talk.