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Fun with Color Painting Workshop with Rose Marie Prins

Saturday, April 13

10am – 4pm

Price: $120

In this daylong workshop students will explore different ways to paint to gain insights into color theory and to learn how those insights will enhance their paintings.
Our day starts with introductions. It continues with a brief, fun, group warmup exercise relating to color theory. We’ll continue with demos and discussion of painting techniques with a focus on color theory before starting our paintings with individual guidance incorporating elements from the morning’s warm-up project. Our day ends with a friendly and constructive critique.

Materials List: 

  • Soft pencils (4B, 6B)
  • Hard pencil (2H)
  • Plastic eraser
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Palettes
  • 1 large water jar
  • 1 color wheel
  • Bagged lunch with your name on it


For watercolor painting:

  • 1 round paint brush #14, (bristles approx. 1 to 1 1/2 inch long), sable is best, squirrel is a less expensive substitute
  • 1 box watercolors, or tubes–no white or black (high quality such as Reeves or Windsor & Newton)
  • 1 sheet watercolor paper, approx. 18″ x 24″ — 140 pound or heavier. Or watercolor block.
  • Drawing board if you have one (min. 14” x 18”)
  • Artists ’tape, painters ’tape or masking tape
  • Frisket for masking (recommended)
  • Small spray bottle (optional)


For acrylic and/or oil painting:

  • Selection of bristle brushes (different sizes and shapes such as flats, rounds, brights, filberts)
  • Oil or acrylic paints, a selection of colors,* no black
  • Palette knife
  • Painting medium: matte and/or gloss medium, gel medium (optional) for painting with acrylics
  • Odorless turpentine and Liquin (recommended) or linseed oil for painting with oils
  • Painting rag
  • 1 (or more) stretched canvas(es) (approx. 18″ x 24” or, for beginners, 8” x 10” or 9” x 12”) primed with gesso 24 hours prior to painting
  • Gesso

* Colors should include: Titanium white; Zinc white; Cadmium yellow, pale and medium;

Cadmium red, light; Alizarin crimson; Cobalt blue, Ultramarine blue; Phthalo blue; Yellow ochre; Burnt sienna; Burnt umber; Phthalo green

Rose Marie Prins, PhD, is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Her mixed-media paintings and sculptures have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums, cultural centers and galleries throughout the United States, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland; Florida, and the Gulf Coast Museum, Largo, Florida.

Her work is in public, corporate, and private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. Residency fellowships include Casa Jupiterfab, Guadalajara, Mexico; Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India; also, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst County, Virginia and Moulin au Nef, Auvillar, France.

Rose Marie has taught painting, drawing and sculpture at colleges and universities throughout the Greater Tampa Bay Area as well as at the Morean Arts Center where she has taught for over two decades. She currently lives in Albuquerque, NM