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The Nature of Color: Painting What You See (Age 12+)

August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


August 12 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Teaching Artist Kenzie in this outdoor class for an introduction to acrylic painting! This fun beginner-friendly class focuses on looking deeply at the relationships between color and space rather than creating realistic subjects. Learning to see the depths of everyday colors (like those found in the sky or blades of grass) is a type of mindful observance that can calm our anxieties, ground and center us, and help us feel more connected to the world we live in. In this class, you’ll learn to look at color separately from the object of reference; sometimes just the color, texture, or shadows of an object can capture its essence better than copying the form. You’ll leave class with two acrylic paintings of colors in nature, and a new perspective! All supplies included.

Teaching Artist: Kenzie Knutson

Kenzie Knutson is an acrylic painter and multimedia artist based in Enterprise. She uses a particular emphasis of color and space in her work as well as the prominent themes of nature, bodies, and magic. Kenzie displays work at various markets, has been part of numerous group shows over the last two years, and painted a portion of The OK Theatre in Enterprise. She and Boise artist Alysia Chavez will have a fully immersive gallery show in August 2023 at Studio Boise. Kenzie often works intuitively in order to flow with the natural world around her.

Cost: $57 Member / $68 Non-Member

Off-site: Riverside Park, 3501 North Spruce Street in La Grande

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August 12, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Art Center East


Riverside Park
3501 North Spruce Street
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.