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September 2, 2020 6:00–7:00 pm

“Paint Like” Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles (1913): A VisArts & DukeCreate Collaboration

Partnership with DukeCreate & VisArts

Taught by Christine Holton

About the Workshop

Join Duke University Union (DUU) committee member, VisArts, and DukeCreate in our first of four “Paint Like” offerings!

In this workshop participants will recreate “Squares with Concentric Circles (1913)”,  Wassily Kandinsky’s most recognizable work. Ironically, Kandinsky didn’t set out to create a piece of fine art. Instead, this work was a color experiment to explore how different combinations of colors are perceived by our eyes. We will delve into color theory and mix a wide variety of hues as we create our own version of his famous painting! At the completion of the workshop, participants will leave with a completed 11×14 painting.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The first 30 Durham-based students to register will be provided with supplies for this workshop at no cost. An email will be sent for on-campus pickup instructions. Local faculty and staff are encouraged to pick up supplies (paint and canvas) at a discounted rate from ARTpost at HappymessCall ahead to confirm cost and pre-pay at (919) 286-9763.

Materials needed for “Paint Like” workshops include:

  • Acrylic paints: red, yellow, blue, white, green, purple, black
  • 2 brushes, small 1/8 in round brush and 3/4 in flat brush (Basically one Little one and one wider one)
  • Palette
  • Paper towel
  • Water cups
  • 11x14in canvas

About the Instructor

Christine Holton was born and raised in Durham, NC. She has enjoyed traveling all over the continental US, however has kept her home here in the Bull City.

She received her BA in Art Education in 2008 from North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Painting and Drawing. The years since have been spent painting and collaging, teaching art classes and camps, managing her own business, and enjoying her love of plants and animals. She is a teaching artist in Durham and has shown work throughout the state and has work in homes across the US.

About the Location

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).