Chris Witkowski - Pigment Particulars: Yellow (Online); Monday, March 14, 2022

Date: Monday, March 14, 2022
Time: 10:00-11:30AM Pacific Time/1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:30 PM London Time
Level: All

What color is more representative of spring than YELLOW?

In color theory, Yellow is a primary color, but like red it was one of the first colors to be mastered by humans. Yellow iron oxide (yellow ochre) was used in the most famous cave paintings and petroglyphs in the world.

Yellow is also deeply symbolic. It is the color of sunshine, happiness and optimism, enlightenment and creativity. But on the dark side it can also symbolize cowardice, betrayal, and pestilence.

Join Chris for a tour of yellow through the ages of art, followed with demonstrations using different pigments of this featured color, YELLOW. From organic oxides and cow urine to tin, lead, and cadmium based yellow pigments. Whether you are an art history buff or a dedicated artist wanting to know more about your materials, this class will inform, inspire and is sure to increase your love of color.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Chris Witkowski now lives in Port Townsend, Wa. Her pastels, oils and watercolors have been shown in galleries up and down the West Coast for over 40 years and reside in collections throughout the United States. She has created many memorable illustrations in pastel featuring local farming, food and wine for regional and national businesses and organizations.

Chris teaches private and studio classes emphasizing proper use of materials and technique. At the same time she guides each student, no matter what their level of experience, to move towards developing their own individual expression.

She has a BA in Art from the University of Detroit.


About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.