Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Classes & Workshops

PRAA Mixing Colors to Get the Color You Want with WB Eckert

April 24: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class focuses on the techniques of mixing color, the properties of color that will give us the colors we want; strategies for identifying and mixing color, and hands-on exercises. We will be using acrylics, but the exercises are applicable to any painting media.

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Classes & Workshops

Organizing a Scene Into a Compelling Work of Art, A Painting Workshop with John Cosby

April 22 - April 26: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Paso Robles area is so paintable with all its country charm and Studios on the Park has a wonderful studio in which to work. Organizing a scene is the key to a successful painting. This 5-day workshop with John Cosby is a very effective way to learn these skills with two days of study in the studio and three out in nature. The studio days inform your color and design skills and the outdoor days apply those skills. John has found that if you cannot place your shapes correctly and with tonal accuracy in the beginning your chances of finishing well diminish. He tends to paint with strong, saturated color. This is the way he sees the world and have worked hard to figure out how to balance strong color with being true to the mood of the scene. For John finding a way to control small movements in both tone and color temperature was the key. There are many methods to achieve this control but the one John teaches and paints with involves mixing 3 to 4 tonally correct pools of color and then mixing small changes out of each pool. John has found that this method can be passed to a student relatively quickly and then once practiced will allow that artist to express themselves in a more direct manner. If you want to capture the light and atmosphere of a place you have to be organized and execute your design with confidence. John will show you how to do that.

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Exhibitions

The Big Little Art Show

April 04 - April 28

Size does matter! Studios on the Park is pleased to present “The Big Little Art Show,” guest curated by founding resident artist and professional watercolorist Judy Lyon. This exciting exhibition features works, very small and very large, exploring the myriad ways that scale affects the perception of art.

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Exhibitions

Welcoming Spring

April 01 - April 30

Digital artists Deb Hofstetter and Dean Crawford Jr. showcase their images capturing the look and feel of spring with fresh colors, new life and beautiful nature scenes.

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Exhibitions

On the Wild Side

April 04 - May 01

Adventure is calling so let your spirit soar, take a risk and let your inner animal loose. Visit the Paso Robles Art Association gallery in April and walk on the wild side with their local member artists.

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