Working with Color: Towards understanding the science, psychology and reasons for making color choices
An evening with John Miller
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 6-8pm | 590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI
Early bird registration: $25 through Oct 23, $30 after Oct 23
Join artist John Miller for an evening pondering human impulses towards color. He’ll discuss the science, history, and human conditions that lead us to choose certain colors for certain things, as well as skills for choosing the best color for your desired outcomes. This applies to art certainly, but also for painting a room in your house or sketching in a notebook.
Students will work with basic art materials in our studio to explore these concepts in a hands-on approach. All materials provided
From the artist, on color:
“Color carries information that effects our emotions as well as our sense of space. Much of what we feel when we look at color relates to practical issues associated with human evolution. From both an emotional and environmental perspective blue is cool and red and yellow are warm or even hot. It’s difficult to escape these color associations. When viewing open space, the color yellow is most quickly filtered out by the atmosphere over distance. Blues are least affected over distance and so far off mountains look blue to us and we rarely see yellow on their slopes or within the shapes of their silhouettes. In pictorial space it is therefore quite difficult to make yellow recede and blue advance unless this is done with some skill. Our sense of space and distance are shaped by our color sense.”