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About the Workshop

Color Rules! It does, absolutely, but there are NO rules, no formulas, no tricks. There is intention — getting color to say what you want it to say. In this intensive workshop we consider basic color concepts such as value, hue, and saturation and learn how to manipulate them to energize our work. Working with color divorced from representation, as well as color from observation, we will build color relationships with acrylic gouache on paper, working toward an understanding of how color functions and building a personal color vocabulary. This workshop is meant for anyone working with color: painters, designers, architects, etc.

About Nancy McCarthy

Nancy McCarthy is a painter who works from imagination and observation. Exhibitions include: “Art From Art,” Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; “The Unstilll Life,” Zeuxis , University of Arkansas, Fort Worth, AK; “A Cat May Look,” Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; solo exhibition, Fitchburg University; “Color Works,” Truro Center for Arts, Truro, MA; Simmons College, Boston, MA; Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and Bowery Gallery, NY. Awards include: a residency at the Inside Out Museum in Beijing China, a St. Botolph Foundation Award, Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center and a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship. She has served as a mentor in MassArt’s and Lesley University’s low residency MFA programs and has taught painting, drawing and color courses at MassArt since 2005.
Nancy McCarthy


July 22-28, 2018


undergraduate credit $180

graduate credit $240


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