Color Mixology with Jes Gordon 1 Session | All Levels | Price: $95 | Max.16ARTZ1427 | Saturday, September 20, 10am – 5pm
This five hour workshop will delve into the color wheel; not as a flat cross section that we all so intimately know, but as a three dimensional spiral. We will do this by studying the boldest of colors that we can purchase from the tube, and delve deeper into the subtlety of the fictional tertiary color wheel.
This mixology will get us closer to the expectations we can place on the colors we use on a regular basis. The point is that we walk away with a better understanding of our materials and how to mix them with the power of the color wheel as our primary aid, and showing us how the colors we use interact. Students will have the opportunity to create a color wheel to help you back in your own studio. Students will also receive a blank template to take home so that they will be able to choose different colors and go through the same process. It is recommended that this be done on a regular basis in order to build confidence.
This mixology course can work in many media; however, Jes asks that you do not use oil paint or lacquer paint because of air quality issues. You may substitute with watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastels, inks, or another (non toxic) material.
Jessica Gordon has been a professional Artist and Color Consultant for 15 years; having graduated from the Atlanta College of Art with a degree in Painting in 1997. Her obsession with color was born in a figure painting class where each color had to be mixed on the pallet, scooped up with the pallet knife, walked over to the model to match that particular skin tone & shadow, before the paint was allowed to touch the brush or the canvas. It was then, that Jessica was sucked in to the world of paint colors. Color mixing has given her a unique understanding of the make-up of color and how to achieve certain nuances.
After college, Jessica furthered her color and paint education by working in retail paint stores, where she gained a comprehensive understanding of the paint industry from the manufacturers themselves. Painting murals, creating decorative finishes, working in paint stores and continuing to create fine art have all provided Jessica with essential professional experience. Desperate for more information, Jessica was searching for a graduate program in color consulting or color theory; although one does not exist, she was delighted to find the IACC-NA (International Association of Color Consultants/Designers–North America) in 2004.
In 2007, Buckets of Color was created as Jessica launched out on her own, solely creating her income from Color Consulting. She considers this work both fulfilling and joyful. After consulting with her 1,000th client; Jessica left the Annapolis MD area and moved back to Atlanta, GA.
This event takes place in our Buckhead Store
If this class is sold out and you would like to be added to our waitlist please email Jacob@Bindersart.com