Color Theory

Color Theory

Five Wednesdays | July 8 – August 5, 2015
Time | 6 – 9 pm
Instructor | Taylor Montague
Tuition | $315
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Taylor Montague will help students discover color perception, expression, and application as it applies to painting. The exercises will include formal studies so students can put into practice, the skill and knowledge of applying color: hue, value, saturation, and color harmonies. Each Wednesday, students will increase their working knowledge and color vocabulary in order to articulate ideas and concepts in their work.

Learn how to choose the correct colors to produce a
certain mood or atmosphere; to create space, light,
and shadow in your paintings.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Visually identify values by using the technique of a nine step value scale and light logic principals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic color properties
    including value, hue, temperature, saturation and visual weight.
  • Organize your color scheme for depth perception through use of of relative position, chroma or intensity and temperature.
  • Employ an understanding of ariel perspective in pictorial space and observational painting.
  • Familiarize the ways in which color is used to support content, create a particular mood, or psychological impact on the viewer.

Taylor Montague received his MFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2010. Montague has received accolades and awards from numerous art organizations and publications, including a painting grant from the Elizabeth Greenshield’s Foundation (2011).

Showcasing his work regularly in group and solo exhibitions since 2002, Montague has gained several nationally published features from both, American Artist Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine. He has also been featured in publications such as Artvoices and American Art Collector.