Online Artist Workshops

Beyond the Color Wheel – The Science of Color and How To Use it

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Video and live instruction

Taught By Luiza Budea, Resident Artist at RPAC Art Center and Academy

Call 475-215-5740 for Information on scheduling this workshop with Luiza Budea.  Times are flexible and we can accommodate your schedule.

Workshop Information:

Lesson 1: Why Are There 3 Primary colors?

  Add science to your arts education in order to answer some of the most fundamental questions about our sense of sight:
  • What is color?
  • How does the human eye work?
  • Why does mixing two colors produce a third?
  • Additive Color explained
  • RGB – why is this set of primary colors used for TV’s and Computer Monitors
  • RGB, CMY, RYB – why is each one used, how is it suited to its purpose?
  • Additive vs. Subtractive color
  • What happens when we mix paints
  • Why are RED, YELLOW, BLUE the primary colors for painting
  • Why do my colors look muddy?  – what creates muddy color and how to avoid it.
For centuries artists have designated RED, YELLOW, and BLUE as the primary colors, and that is still how art is taught by default, without bothering to explain why. But today the traditional primaries are being upended by new developments. This part will present the combination of factors that led to the choice of red, yellow and blue as the three primary colors, with a special focus on the science behind our sense of sight and the basic optical principles of reflectivity.

There will be slides and a Q&A.
30min

Lesson 3: understanding REFLECTIVITY 

how light interacts with different surfaces and how it can help us achieve more realistic images.

 
We will demonstrate and model different types of reflected light as well as transparency. Discussion will include: Diffuse, Specular, Bidirectional Reflectance, Subsurface Scattering, Refraction, Caustics, etc. We will show how fine-tuning these separate components of reflected light can give an accurate feel to the surface we are trying to render, such as fabric, skin, metal, velvet, and more.

Call 475-215-5740 for Information on scheduling this workshop with Steve Liker.  Times are flexible and we can accommodate your schedule.

Composition and Other Steps to a Successful Painting

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Video and live instruction

Taught By Steve Liker, Resident Artist at RPAC Art Center and Academy

Preview Workshop

Call 475-215-5740 for Information on scheduling this workshop with Steve Liker.  Times are flexible and we can accommodate your schedule.

Workshop Information:

Composition is key to the success of any painting in order to stop the viewer in their tracks and increase its attractiveness and perceived value. Steve will provide the following techniques and hands-on exercises to put to practice:

1) Selecting a subject and composition
2) Choosing values and hues
3) Balance and space
4) Other tips for painting success

“If the composition or the design of your painting is dull or flawed then no amount of fancy brush strokes will save it.”- Steve Liker

Supply List:

Bring your imagination and creativity!  A flash drive if you want a copy of the presentation.  Sketching material supplied by the workshop.

Call 475-215-5740 for Information on scheduling this workshop with Steve Liker.  Times are flexible and we can accommodate your schedule.

An Introduction to Light Painting in Photography

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Video and live instruction

Taught By Will Cook, Resident Photographer at RPAC Art Center and Academy

Preview Workshop

Call 475-215-5740 for Information on scheduling this workshop with Will Cook.  Times are flexible and we can accommodate your schedule.

Workshop Information:

  1. Learn how to set up your camera for long exposure photography
  2. Learn about the resources used to create interesting lighting
  3. Learn about composition and imagination

Supply List:

Bring your imagination and creativity!  You will need a DSLR and tripod.  Being able to work in the dark would be helpful to create maximum light effects.

An Introduction to Materials for Acrylic Pouring

By Brandy Perrone, Resident Artist RPAC Art Center and Academy

Video Information:

You will see what Brandy uses when she sets up for an Acrylic Pouring Project.  Brandy recommends this project for a serious artist to find a unique style of creating an abstract OR for the beginner just trying out this fun technique.

Recommendation on Brushes that are Fantastic for Painting Lace.

By Dee Dee Colabella, Resident Artist and Owner of RPAC Art Center and Academy

Video Information:

Dee Dee Colabella has spent time learning how to successfully paint lace. This video is about brushes she finds useful to successfully paint lace