FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: February 3, 2015
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Christine Renc-Carter @ 727.298.DFAC, x239
For lovers of color theory and paint mixing (and who isn’t!), three upcoming opportunities at the Dunedin Fine Art Center are going to be hard to beat. You may just want to mix them all together! DFAC’s award-winning faculty member Melissa Miller Nece has been sharing her knowledge of Michael Wilcox’s School of Color as a registered instructor for years. This year, Michael himself is making a trip from England to present two seminars at the Dunedin Fine Art Center on February 21st and 22nd. Follow that up with Melissa’s own 2 day workshop March 14th and 15th and you’ll be able to call yourself a color expert too!
Saturday, February 21st from 10 am – 4 pm, Michael Wilcox will be presenting Color & the Artist. Artists, craft-workers, designers, interior decorators and all who use color in their work or leisure, will find that this seminar will impart a full understanding of all aspects of color mixing. The basics of color harmony & contrast will also be covered as will the selection of suitable materials and their use. Topics will include the mixing of greens, the colors of shadows, mixing grays, employing the colors of nature and making full use of complementary colors.
Sunday, February 22nd from 10 am – 4 pm Michael Wilcox will be presenting Glazing – Techniques of the Old Masters. Early masters, such as Rembrandt, applied multiple layers of transparent paint to produce the deep, glowing hues and darks which typify their work, darks which seethed with hidden colour. The range of rich colours employed by these earlier painters gave a mysterious depth and intensity to their work, a richness and luminosity which only the glazing technique can give. For artists, crafts-workers, students, and those who appreciate fine art, this seminar will equip today’s artist with the techniques of glazing developed by the Masters. Lessons from the past brought fully up to date.
Cost is $100 for 1 seminar or sign up for both at $175. To register or for more information, contact: Barbara at 727-539-8901 or Barbara.email@example.com PLEASE NOTE: Registration for these two workshops is directly with the School of Color and NOT handled through DFAC.
Color Mixing Made Easy with Melissa Miller Nece will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Wilcox method saves money on paint and time in finding the color you need! This workshop features an introduction to color theory, video presentation and hands on exercises. Discussion will also include lightfastness, color schemes, and literal/interpretive use of color. The length of this two-day workshop allows for an in-depth follow-up to Michael Wilcox’s 1 day seminars in February. The fee is $160 for DFAC members and $190 for non-members. Materials fee of $10 is paid directly to the instructor. Registration for Color Mixing Made Easy is available on the DFAC website at www.dfac.org , via phone at 727.298.DFAC or in person at the Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL 34698.
Melissa Miller Nece is a frequent prize winner in state, national and international shows. She is a Signature Member of and Ways and Means Director for the Colored Pencil Society of America. She has also been a board member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) and the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and is a member of the Florida Artist Group. She holds a BFA in painting from Lake Erie College and has been teaching at DFAC since 1990. Her work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF COLOR
The School of Colour was established in order to remove much of the confusion which surrounds this elusive subject. Vast numbers use color in their work and recreation, yet we rely on information which is often outdated and inaccurate.
The ‘three primary system’ for example, was invented in the late 1700s and has been causing confusion to those mixing color ever since. In 1986 we invented and published the ‘Split Primary System’ as the first accurate guide to color mixing. This was incorporated into our ‘Colour Bias Wheel’.
Our ideas on color harmony and contrast also rely heavily on the past, leading to a situation where few using color do so with confidence. Ever since we allowed the ‘Colour Man’ to produce our paints we have moved away from a clear understanding of our materials and use expensive colorants which often fade or darken. It is easy to see why such confusion exists and is added to year by year. The artist, craft-worker and others who use color need to get on with their creative work; they simply do not have the time to sort out fact from fiction.
We have made that time available and have carried out detailed research over many years. By attempting to bring art and science together again we hope to remove the many myths and confusions which surround the subject and replace them with sound information. The first time that art and science came together led to the Renaissance, the second time to the Impressionist era. What amazing work could come from a third and long overdue meeting?