“Paint Like” Kandinsky’s Squares with Concentric Circles (1913): A VisArts & DukeCreate Collaboration
Partnership: DukeCreate & VisArts
About the Workshop
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 Happymess. Call 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)
- 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.