Instructor: Nancy McCarthy
August 13 - 17
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
5 Sessions

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. Building color relationships with gouache on paper helps us understand how color functions and build our personal color vocabulary. This workshop is meant for anyone working with color: painters, designers, architects, and others. 

Nancy McCarthy is a painter who works both from imagination and observation. Exhibitions include: Zeuxis Show, University of Arkansas, Fort Worth, AK; “A Cat May Look”, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; solo exhibition, Fitchburg University, 2014; "Color Works", 2014, Truro Center for Arts, Truro, MA; Manifest Drawing and Painting Center, Cincinnati, OH; Simmons College, Boston; Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and Bowery Gallery, NY. Awards include: a 2014 residency at the Inside Out Museum in Beijing China, a 2009 St. Botolph Foundation Award, Artist's Grant, Vermont Studio Center and a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship. She has served as a mentor in both MassArt's and Lesley University's low residency MFA Programs and has taught painting, drawing and color courses at Massart since 2005.