Grace A. Flott - Color Lessons from the Artists (Online); Thursdays, October 27-November 17, 2022

Date: Thursdays, October 27-November 17, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30PM Pacific Time/12:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time/5:30-8:30 PM London Time
Medium: any opaque medium (instructor will demo in oil)

Each of these one-day, three-hour classes is comprised of an art history and color theory lesson and will include a color study demo with additional.

Sign up for one or take all four. Each session includes a 3-hour Zoom lesson and a private class group message board for students to share their work and give and get feedback.

Thursday, October 27 – Medieval Icon Paintings

What makes icon paintings so alluring and colorful? In this one-day workshop we take lessons from the great artists of the late medieval period — the time of Giotto and Cimabue — who used color not as a tool of representation, but as a system of symbolic storytelling to create stunning, graphic iconography. Together, we will dissect a painting from the period using a color study exercise — a valuable tool for learning the basics of color theory from both the perspective of today and as it was understood in medieval Europe.

Thursday, November 3 – Leonardo DaVinci

What gives DaVinci’s paintings such depth and softness? In this one-day workshop we take lessons from the great Renaissance master on the classic color system that gave us both the illusion of form and misty atmospheric landscapes. Together, we work through a color study of a DaVinci painting — an excellent tool for exploring how an artist can organize elements of chroma, temperature, hue, and value to create vast spatial depth on a 2D surface.

Thursday, November 10 – Claude Monet

What makes a Monet glitter? In this one-day workshop we look closer at the celebrated Impressionist and his revolutionary color system: the flattening of space with the primacy of color over value! Together, we work through a color study of a Monet painting — an excellent tool for exploring how an artist can organize elements of color to create high-key pictures that seem to vibrate with light.

Thursday, November 17 – Paul Cézanne

What makes a Cézanne still life so juicy? In this one-day workshop we take lessons from a painter that radically altered the course of 20th century art when he began breaking pictorial space into color planes. Together, we work through a color study of a Cézanne painting — an excellent tool for exploring how an artist might use use saturated color and geometric volumes to enliven, create depth, or even distort the subject.

Grace Athena Flott (b. 1990) is a figurative realist painter from Spokane, Washington. Southwest Arts Magazineawarded her First Place in Artistic Excellence in January 2022. Major exhibitions include Figurativas 2021 at the Museum of Modern European Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain; Shades of Blue at Equity Gallery, NYC, NY, 2021; and recurring exhibitions at Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA, 2019, 2020, 2021. A finalist in the 2020 BP Portrait Award and Art Renewal Center competitions, her work has appeared in Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, Realism Today, Seattle Refinedand numerous print and online journals. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Juliette Aristides Atelier. Her first solo show Exposure Therapy exhibited in May 2022 at Figure|Ground Gallery in Seattle, WA. Grace has been an artist-in-residence at The Hive (Spokane, WA).

Grace is currently a teaching artist with Terracotta, Gage Academy adult and youth programs (since 2016), AIGA (since 2018), and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (since 2019), in addition to teaching privately online.

Her work is held in public and private collections internationally.



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.