Posts Tagged ‘color wheel’

The “Color Wheel Star” Quilt is completed. This is a Quilt as You Go project and we will be offering this project as a workshop soon. Watch for the date. The best part is this can be done in just a couple of days….and you can make the star in a variety of ways. Here is another version that we are working on that is made with Christmas fabrics.

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To be a good painter you must learn to mix paint. There are a few simple rules and tips that will get you on your way. Join us on Thursday, February 11th at 6 pm. We’ll have a little pizza and learn about color. Click here to register and learn more. Space is limited so register now.

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20180302_1406031095496689.jpg For a couple of years now we’ve been asked to work with international students who attend Virginia International Academy in Front Royal.  These four students are all from China and yesterday we had our first session….without electricity due to the windy weather.  Even without lights we created color wheels and discussed color mixing and painted these nice little sketches using just three colors- Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, and Cadmium Red Medium plus a little Titanium White.  Pretty good for just three colors in about 30 minutes!  Looking forward to working with these students for several more weeks.

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We started our Post-Impressionism Art Camp yesterday as our 9 young painters recreated a Mary Cassatt painting of the “Woman Standing, Holding a Fan” from 1878-79. These girls did a wonderful job on this piece.  We also created a Color Wheel and talked about the importance of color mixing before we began painting our masterpiece.  Next up….Gauguin!

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Can you believe it’s July already?  The summer is flying by.  Don’t wait any longer.  Sign up now for art camp…only 4 weeks left!  Your young artist will learn about the color wheel as well as various styles of painting while creating a beautiful work of art every day.

Contact kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com to register.  Here is what is available:

Week 2:  July 9-13, Post-Impressionism

Week 3:  July 16 – 20, 2012  –  Modern

Week 4:  July 30 – August 3, 2012   –  Famous Painters

Week 5:  August 6 – 10, 2012   –  Combination of styles

There is only a couple of spaces left in the last two weeks so be sure to register today.  You can read more about art camp here.

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