Make Your Colors Sing! (Studio 119 at the Tannery Location)

Levels: All Levels

Offered: 6 Tuesday afternoons starting 01/22/19, 1 - 3.30pm

Instructor: Seana Mallen

Develop your  creative voice through color and abstraction.
 Expand, intensify and enliven your use of color.

Abstract from nature with your own brushstrokes and marks and create your personal color ideas.Combining theory and practice,  for the first two weeks, we’ll explore hue, saturation, tone, and temperature through a series of experiments and small paintings in the water-based medium of your choice. (I will usually demo in acrylic or watercolor.)

After the first two weeks, you will work more independently on the  subjects of your choice, probably working from photographs. We will interpret these through color, tone, shape and space to step into abstraction with a focus on gorgeous color!

Special topics will include the colors of shadow, the colors of white, using complementary colors for bright impact and for mixing nuanced neutrals, choosing backgrounds, working wet-in-wet, glazing, and lots more.

I will provide basic materials on the first day,  but I would like you all to also bring the medium of your choice, probably Watercolor’s or acrylic, as well as your brushes and appropriate paper. A pad of  9″ x12″, 140lb watercolor or acrylic paper would be perfect.

Please note the new location for this class – Studio 119 at The Tannery.


Seana Mallen, MA has exhibited her work internationally in the US, England and Bahrain and has an MA in Drawing from Kingston University in the UK.  She has over 25 years experience teaching painting and drawing at university and adult education level and she loves to share her enthusiasm for painting.  To see more of Seana’s work, please visit her website at



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