CULTURAL ARTS TO OFFER THREE DAY COLOR THEORY WORKSHOP
Santa Rosa Beach – The Cultural Arts Association will host a three-day color workshop February 9-11 presented by award-winning Alabama artist Judie Hooks.
Hooks, who owns and operates her own studio in Montgomery, AL, will guide students through the techniques of choosing color schemes and organizing color in a painting. The class is suitable for students at any level.“Painting is about color,” Hooks said, Color can create the focal point. It can give the painting meaning and feeling. Incorrect use of color can create a chaotic mess with no rhyme or reason.”
Betty Cork, a Santa Rosa Beach artist who studied with Hooks for years before moving to Florida, says Hooks has a remarkable talent for guiding and critiquing her students’ work.
“Judie can look at your painting and tell you precisely how to make it come alive,” Cork said.
This ability to focus on each student makes it possible for her to teach beginners and experienced artists in the same class.
Hooks says that three days are minimal for a class in color theory. On the first day, she will explain the scientific approach to color, the properties of color, color schemes, composing with color and creating mood through color.
The rest of the session will be spent in activities in which the students practice these techniques with critique and guidance form the instructor.
Hooks said she will demonstrate the wide variety of colors which can come from using the three primary colors. She wants students to understand where color comes from and how it works in nature.
After years of teaching in the public schools, Hooks opened her own studio in 1985. There, she has taught students ranging in age from 3 to 83 and at all levels. A few years ago, she retired from the public school system and now teaches only adults. She has students who are beginners, while others are professionals who show and sell their work. Some have been with her for as long as 15 years. “Art is a never ending process,” Hooks said. There is always something more to learn.”
Cost is $195 for CAA members and $225 for non-members. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Bayou Arts and Antiques building, which is located on the bay off of County Road 393 North. For more information, contact Lee at the Cultural Arts Association 622-5970.
March 7 – 8: Anita Hester: Painting on silk.
March 22: Mary Brockett: Sepia portraits.
All classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Bayou Arts and Antiques building which is located on the bay off of County Road 393 North