Edmond Praybe - Color Observation and Invention (Online); Mondays, March 7-April 4, 2022

Date: Mondays , March 7-April 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time/1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylics

During this 5 week online course students will work from a variety of sources while addressing different aspects of color in painting. Whether working from a still life, self-portrait, photograph, drawing or a master painting color relationships will be a key concern. Each week a new topic or approach towards color will be discussed and explored in paint. We will cover ideas spanning from realist color matching to abstract construction based on color design as well as the importance of color saturation and temperature in painting. The fundamental relationship between value, contrast and color will be a running theme as well.

Students will work in their homes or studio spaces and paint from a variety of their own source images as prompted by the instructor each week. Students are encouraged to paint along and ask questions during instructor demonstrations. 

Live Zoom demonstrations, topic lectures, slide talks and Q & A sessions will cover formal and technical ideas as well as historical and contemporary examples of relevant paintings. Some basic familiarity with oil painting will be useful.

Weekly Class Outline:

  • Week 1: Observing and Recording Color
  • Week 2: Embellishing Color
  • Week 3: Color as Structure
  • Week 4: Inventing Color
  • Week 5: Saturation and Temperature

Edmond Praybe is a painter concerned with the convergence of perception and abstraction. His work pairs intense direct observation of the motif with abstractions of structure, rhythm, shape and color. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from the New York Studio School. Edmond’s work has been shown widely at juried and invitational exhibitions. He has been the recipient of the Hohenberg Travel Grant, two Mercedes Matter Awards  and was a National Parks Artist-In-Residence at Catoctin Mountain Park. Edmond teaches studio classes and lectures regularly in-person and online. He is a member of Zeuxis: an association of still life painters and is currently represented by Tregony Gallery in Cornwall, UK, First Street Gallery in New York City and Peterson Contemporary in Bend, OR.

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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 30 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.