THE FIRST COURSE OF THE RENAISSANCE ART FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOPS
Part One: Color Theory
All levels welcome. Materials will be provided. Take your scribal work to the next level by learning the foundations of color theory. We will teach you the Munsell system (modern theory), and how to apply it to period illumination (period application). You will learn about Hue, Value, Chroma, and Color Schemes (i.e. Analogous, Complimentary, Split Complementary, etc.), and be shown period examples of these principles in practice. Class includes lecture materials and hands-on exercises.
Part Two: Applied Color Theory & Gouache Technique
All levels welcome. Please bring watercolor brushes, gouache paint, and hot-press (smooth) watercolor paper. Some materials will be available, but we cannot guarantee their quality. Recommended Preparation: Part One: Color Theory. In this class, students will learn proper gouache technique and the practical application of the color theory introduced in Part One. We will compare period and modern pigments, and discuss how to accomplish a period “look” while using non-toxic substitutions for dangerous pigments (arsenic yellow, lead white, etc.). Class focuses on hands-on exercises, and includes a small amount of lecture.
THL Ajir Tsagaan attended the Otis College of Art & Design and as worked as a professional graphic designer for 20 years.
Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya has a BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.