Learn to Paint in Bold, Expressive Colors with Patti Mollica

Lower Carnegie Studio
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Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$670.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

Whether you are a complete beginner or just want to take your paintings to the next level, this workshop will help you translate and capture familiar settings in a dramatic and colorful new way. The workshop entails a series of exercises in learning how to simplify scenes into their most basic shapes and values. Once students have learned how to compose by honing the subject into its most fundamental elements, they will be instructed on how to use the color wheel to translate their sketches and studies into paintings using a palette of colors of their choice.  Students will explore various color scheme options, each one capturing a different mood.  They will be encouraged to go “beyond the photo”, depart from the literal and get comfortable using colors that communicate a more personal expression. The workshop will take place in both plein air (for sketching and photo reference gathering) and a studio setting (for color work). The goal of the workshop is to push paintings to a bolder outcome through value simplification techniques and more expressive use of color.  Taught by Patti Mollica, author of Color Theory and How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold.  Students will be instructed in:

Students will be instructed in:

  • How to simplify values
  • Creating a strong composition
  • How to get bold, gestural brushwork
  • The importance of greys
  • Color mixing essentials
  • Working with a limited palette
  • Color harmony exercises
  • Using the color wheel to choose color schemes
  • And much more...

Patti Mollica

Visiting Artist / Workshop Instructor
CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.