One day PASTEL Color & Energy Workshop

Whether you are brand new or have been painting for years everyone can learn something new when it comes to working with color. Color is the number one way to evoke emotion in a work of art. How can you express yourself more successfully with color and create art with high energy? Come find out.

Next one in NY will be in 2020. Still working on the date in July 2020.

10 am – 4 pm

At the Wallkill River School of Art, Montgomery, NY

$150 (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops).

Register at the Wallkill River School- click here or

call them at 845 457 2787 .


Begin with color theory and tips using prismatic colors add more energy to your paintings.  Experiment with mixing color according to value using a variety of exercises in the studio in the am. Understand how color plays a role in atmospheric perspective to increase depth in your paintings. Brand new to art? Seasoned? Assignments for all levels to choose from. Demos in Pastel however, oil or acrylic painters will learn from the lessons as well. In the upcoming workshop in 2020 we will focus on Luminosity.

Click here to order your COLOR & ENERGY PASTEL SET for your class.


Start with the color wheel 

Before arriving at the class, be familiar with the layout of the basic color wheel seen at the bottom of the page. If you have never made a color wheel, you'll have your chance to select this exercise to tackle.  If you already know the color wheel inside and out, your assignments will be more advanced. Everyone will learn something new in this workshop.

Color intimidates many people. We'll break it down and make it less daunting. 

What colors are you drawn to? How do you mix colors to get them to do what you want them to do? How do you work with prismatic, pure colors and create neutrals so that the colors you want to stand out sing? What about creating a high energy  work of art? Do you know how to not go over the top? There is so much about color to learn. You will take a journey into color theory and come out the other side smiling as your color confidence grows. 

Learn from nature

After we work in the studio blending, mixing and selecting color schemes, you will learn how colors change depending on the time of day, temperature of the light and whether in the light or in the shadows. Intermediate to advanced? Personalized attention at your easel to guide you and advance your color ability.



Mini Lessons reap huge rewards

Each mini lesson is specifically prepared to upgrade your color knowledge so you drive away understanding color challenges better than ever. You will receive specific assignments based on your level of experience. You will receive instruction tailored for your specific needs. Mixing? Seeing color? Creating harmony? Understanding warm and cool colors? After instruction, select the assignment right for you. You know what you need more help with.      


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Review prior to class:

Yellow, Red and Blue are the primary colors. From these three all others are made. (except white).

Primary Yellow and Primary Blue make a Secondary Green.  Primary Blue and Primary Red make a Secondary Purple (aka Violet).  Primary Red and Primary Yellow make a Secondary Orange. When you mix a primary with a secondary you get a tertiary (aka intermediate color). We will go over this in depth.  I suggest using a double primary trio because then, you have a larger range to choose from. When in class, you will see how to use both a single set of primary colors and a double set of primary colors. Below is a general idea of what we will have from just Red, Yellow and Blue. Just getting started, learn the basics with templates I will bring along. More advanced? You will receive more in-depth exercises to do so bring your own photo references for some of the exercises.

Wait, no black or brown or neutrals in this supply list. We can mix all these from these three colors plus white.  I will show you how.  Let's have fun mixing and playing with color!

Image From Wikipedia

Image From Wikipedia