Enriching Your Studio Practice with Color

M/T

Intermediate/Advanced With Julia March Crocetto 

julia.crocetto@gmail.com

www.juliamarchcrocetto.com

 

 Color is one of the main elements of design. Understanding some of the science and theory behind color makes us better artists. How we perceive color, how our dyes work and how we are traditionally taught to handle color are based on different color "systems". Understanding these systems of color can better equip us to act on our creative impulses and help us better communicate with clients. Leveraging the properties of dye and a variety of surface design techniques, we'll explore these systems, color harmonies and your own personal color palette. Each participant will be encouraged to deepen their relationship with their chosen subject matter as they explore color as an expressive tool. Complete a worksheet prior to the workshop to help identify your relationship with color and bring "duds" from your studio practice to learn from and modify. An open mind will be helpful, this workshop emphasizes experimentation, process and discovery rather than techniques or predictable outcomes. You'll take home color charts, samples and a fresh outlook on your studio practice.

Julia March Crocetto is an artist working at the intersection of ecology and craft, chance operations and intentionality, influenced by living and working in many parts of the American West. Her research and process based practice employs printmaking, fiber arts and sculpture. Through creative mapping she synthesizes her observations of the "Post Frontier" West, transforming materials and layering processes in a manner analogous to her emotional responses. Leveraging the visual languages of textiles and contemporary resources such as satellite imagery, she investigates water and land use and her own recollections of the West.

Years of working as a professional observer- naturalist, guide and park ranger inform her outlook as artist and educator. As a non-traditional student, Julia earned her BFA summa cum laude in Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico and her Master of Fine Art at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Julia has participated in many exhibits over the years. Her first solo exhibit was in 1993 and her work is held in private and public collections. Julia has been teaching workshops for children and adults for over 30 years. Currently she teaches art at Colorado Mesa University and lives on Ute land in the Upper Colorado Basin.

 

Workshop Title                                         

Enriching Your Studio Practice with Color - M/T - Intermediate/Advanced

Workshop Dates                                       

 10/04/2021- 10/05/2021

Workshop Description

 Color is one of the main elements of design. Understanding some of the science and theory behind color makes us better artists. How we perceive color, how our dyes work and how we are traditionally taught to handle color are based on different color "systems". Leveraging the properties of dye and a variety of surface design techniques, we'll explore these systems, color harmonies and your own personal color palette. Each participant will be encouraged to deepen their relationship with their chosen subject matter as they explore color as an expressive tool. 

 

Materials provided  Dye, paint, pipettes, silk yardage (2 yards total per student) freezer paper, assorted basic surface design tools

Cost of materials provided

 

$40

What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

  • basic brushes for dye
  • favorite dye/paint applicators/stamps (optional)
  • palette or small cups for mixing dye
  • water container
  • apron/painting clothes
  • samples of work for discussion
  • samples of work to modify