Using Colorful Darks to Create Powerful Paintings

MacRostie Art Center

Friday, December 2, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016
MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave Grand RapidsMN  55744
Friday, December 2, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016
MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave Grand RapidsMN  55744

What's Included

"High contrast in values is one of the most effective ways to make your paintings eye catching. The trouble is students, and even professional artists, often feel nervous about placing a strong dark into their painting. Often times a strong dark can muddy your color palette or be used incorrectly and make your piece seem off, further validating the tendency to avoid dark values. Yet often times at a juried exhibition the paintings with a strong value range are the award winners. This workshop focuses on coordinating color dominance and effective value contrast to increase your success."

About This Organizer

MacRostie Art Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community growth through the arts in northern Minnesota. The MAC exists to support and advance the work of professional artists in our region and build a community that recognizes, appreciates and celebrates art. We believe that art is central to the quality of life in northern Minnesota – as it is everywhere – and that the artists who create, sell, and exhibit art play a vital role in society. Art is not a luxury, but an important engine for economic growth and community development.


With these values at our core, MacRostie Art Center presents exhibitions, workshops, classes, festivals, lectures, and other activities to engage the community in the arts. We support artists by providing a well-established venue for exhibition and sale of work. We work to keep the arts visible as a defining part of the community.


MacRostie Art Center is an active and involved member of the community that has been our home for over fifty years. We work collaboratively with social groups and agencies, educators, and other arts organizations on projects that reflect our shared objectives. It is the goal of the MAC that our services will reach all segments of the community, our efforts will enhance the status of northern Minnesota as an arts destination, and the artists who live and work here will be supported and valued.

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MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave Grand RapidsMN  55744
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