One day 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.

June 22, 2018

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

At the Wallkill River School of Art, Montgomery, NY

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


On Friday morning, June 22nd, begin with basics color theory using prismatic colors for paintings that feel alive.  Experiment with mixing color according to value using a variety of exercises in the studio and move outdoors in the afternoon session to learn to see colors better in nature. Understand how color plays a role in atmospheric perspective to increase depth and energy in your paintings. Brand new to art? Seasoned? Assignments for all levels to choose from. Oil, acrylic and pastel welcome.


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 venture outside to create a fast color study by looking for the colors that speak to you. From there you will come back in the studio and turn this into a small work of art that captures your personal color preferences.  You'll receive templates if you are a beginner to work with. 



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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What supplies do you need? 

I use the basic palette listed below and recommend primary colors for this workshop.

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Pastels? Exciting news.....

Want new pastels? Jack Richeson is now making a Signature Collection of Linda Richichi Color & Energy pastels for my workshops.  To see the  Signature Set of 80 Linda Richichi Color & Energy Pastels click here to go online or go to  Art and Frame of Sarasota. 

To Register click here.


Questions?? Look over and review the color wheel before 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