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Workshop Title
Notan to Colour
Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Medium
Acrylic
Subject / Focus
Exploring Notan and Colour
Class Description
Notan is the basis of all good design. It is the Japanese term for the light/dark principle of design. Throughout history people have used notan to design walls, railings, masks, paintings, pottery design and more.

During the morning of this workshop participants will refer to personal references to paint small black and white sketches. The notan sketch that has the best balance of black and white shapes will form the basis of the composition for the painting you choose to do in colour.

Colour: In the afternoon participants will explore the Newton colour wheel which is based on the primary colours. After a brief demonstration of colour mixing, the workshop will be a hands-on exploration of colour as participants plan a painting based on the primary colours.
About the Artist
Nancy describes her painting style as expressionist. She says this because her paintings are intensely personal. She interprets the landscape rather than convey the details of the scene. She employs several design principles. She mixes primary colours. Her compositions are simple and direct. She uses both soft and strong outlines, simple shapes and bold colours. Depending on the subject matter, she uses brushstrokes of opaque colour or a glazing technique of transparent colours.
Colour is probably the most important part of her explorations as an artist.

She has studied with many professional artists. Ernestine Tahidle, Don Cavin, Brian Smith, John Leonard to mention a few. She grew up in a family of artists and was always encouraged to paint, draw or mould with clay. She continues to take master classes to further develop her skills.

She exhibits in galleries in Toronto, King City, Aurora, Barrie, Orillia, and she participates in the Images Studio Tour in Oro-Medonte.

She was on the Board of Directors for Art Society King and the York Region Arts Council. She assisted in the planning of conferences, art shows, studio tours and other important art endeavours.

She is a qualified teacher of High School Art and Special Education. She offers workshops at her home studio.
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416-272-6386
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
Acrylic Paints:
- Participants use their personal palette that includes: two of each of the primary colours plus black and white or (cyan, yellow, magenta, white, black)

Nancy's Palette:
- Cad. yellow medium
- Hansa Yellow Light
- Cereulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Pthalo Blue
- Cad. Red light
- Crimson
- Dioxazane Purple
- White
- Buff
Art Surface / Support
- Two sheets white bristol board
- Canvas: any size but no smaller than 11”x14”, 12”x12” or larger square
- Tabletop Easel
Supplies and Tools
- View finder (two “L” labeled sides with centimetres)
- Water container
- Acrylic brushes
- Colour wheel
- Paper towels
- Apron
Reference materials
- Photos or personal sketches or paintings to reference for activities.
 

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
Morning:
- Participants will refer to personal references to paint small black and white sketches.
- The notan sketch that has the best balance of black and white shapes will form the basis of the composition for the painting you choose to do in colour.
Session 2
Afternoon:
- Participants will explore the Newton colour wheel which is based on the primary colours.
- A brief demonstration of colour mixing.
- Hands-on exploration of colour as participants create a painting mixing primary colours.
 

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Year of booking
2019
Month of booking
11
 

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