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Mixing Color! Workshop

June 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hands-On at Whitcomb’s Community Space in Whallonsburg / Summer 2022

In this technical workshop, participants will learn the formal basics of color theory and explore color mixing with Guaoche paint. Guoache, French for ‘body color’, is a water-based paint, consisting of natural pigment, water and a binding agent. It is designed to be opaque and often used in preliminary studies for oil painting.

Participants will bring in printed images that are meaningful to them and we will work together to create simplified but exact drawings and color replicas/inventories/studies of these images. Collage may be introduced. You are also welcome to bring in objects if you prefer to work from an object rather than an image.

There will be a demonstration in the beginning, an hour of mixing time and plenty of time to leave with a finished piece. The goal here is to be able to go out into the landscape of your life with only a few colors and paint the exact colors that you see.

Adult class. Middle School and High School students welcome with permission. Please contact Susie at 845-443-0640

Tuesday, June 14 from 6-8:30pm.

Class Fee: $55 (includes paint to take home, brush and paper).

REGISTER: https://www.thegrangehall.info/events-page/2022/6/14/mixing-color

Susie Tarnowicz is an artist, farmer and educator currently living and working in Wadhams NY. She has 15 years of experience working on farms and has been a practicing artist for 20 years, participating in artist residencies’ and exhibiting her work both internationally and throughout New England. During this time she’s been invited to teach workshops and classes to middle and high school students as well as years teaching girls in the private school system. Susie seeks out opportunities in education and to learn; she loves being a part of creating something new and to facilitate drawing. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Painting and Creative Writing, lived and worked in the Adirondacks nearly 13 years ago and is excited to return.


June 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Whitcomb’s Garage
1598 NYS Route 22
Essex, 12936
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