Grace A. Flott - High-Chroma Form Painting (Online); Thursdays, March 2-23, 2023

Date: Thursdays, March 2-23, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:30 PM London Time
Medium: any opaque medium (instructor will demo in oil)

Chromatic, or saturated, color gives life to painting but can be hard to control. It is doubly difficult to paint highly colorful subjects while also creating the illusion of dimensionality. Often our light and dark tones can lose vibrancy, we may muddy our colors or, alternatively, lose a sense of volume at the expense of wild rainbow color. In this class we return to basics and learn a systematic approach for sculptural painting of high-chroma forms that will make our still life objects pop off the canvas. Practicing with everyday items from the pantry — lemons, red apples, plums, green apples, etc. — we will learn a disciplined but simple method for modulating the elements of color with a high-chroma palette. In addition to color mixing exercises, we will take lessons from observational painting, via photo references, so we develop not only a theory but an applied understanding of naturalistic color. With these tools, we will no longer have to choose between juicy color and believable volume and depth. Demonstrations will be in oil but any opaque medium is acceptable. Beginners welcome.

Grace Athena Flott (b. 1990) is a figurative realist painter from Spokane, Washington. Southwest Arts Magazine awarded her First Place in Artistic Excellence in January 2022. Major exhibitions include Figurativas 2021at 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.

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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 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.