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Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman

Instructor: Carole Gray-Weihman
July 28–30, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Learn how the effective use of colors in a beautiful combination can transmit the moods of a coastal landscape. Carole will guide you in an honest approach of seeing and understanding color relationships and the many light keys of nature. Color, values, drawing and composition with an emphasis on seeing the big shapes and their relationships will be taught through a series of exercises, one-on-one instruction and demonstrations.
In this workshop, you'll receive a series of handouts to take home:
• The Study of the Language of Light & Color
• The Landscape as A Living Thing
• On Concept & Composition
• Carole's Notes on Landscape Painting
• On Composing Pictures


Light and color are CAROLE GRAY-WEIHMAN’s main inspirations. “Being inspired by what I see, ultimately has me searching for more. I try to look at what to eliminate or simplify in order to make a statement – to not just record the light effect, but the mood of the place or of the day. Often, we get too attached to a comfortable idea behind our work. We limit ourselves and the possibilities of our interpretations. As much as I’m passionate about interpreting the color and light effect of a scene, that’s usually just the springboard for me to dive deeper. Though I’ve spent 20 years studying the Hawthorne/Hensche approach to seeing color, how I paint and what I teach, comes from the culmination of that training, as well as personal introspection, and what I’ve learned by studying under many well-known painters of today.”

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

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