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Drawing with Color


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Working from personally selected still life objects, students will learn techniques to capture the object’s form, value structure, and temperature shifts using built up layers of conte crayon. Students will complete two still lifes, the first using naturalistic colors. For the second still life students will choose to either exaggerate observed hues or to overlay imagined colors onto the observed value structures of their objects. When working on their second still life, we will discuss color theory, mark-making and how to construct a color palette for a heightened psychological effect.

This is an online class using the Zoom platform at the specific times and dates listed.


Selection of Conte Crayons (You’ll want at least a range of colors like the set of 24 provides)
**You may find alternative brands to the one’s linked here



This class has ended.

Janet Loren Hill is a painter who works in a variety of media. Her portraits and installations are seeped in the history of painting and deploy color as a world-building device.  She has exhibited at numerous galleries nationally including Field Projects Gallery (NY, NY), Blindfold Gallery (Seattle, WA) and Stone Gallery’s exhibition of “Boston Young Contemporaries”. … Read more