Workshop: Chromatology, Complements and Composition: Color Science and Theory - Institute for Educational Advancement
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Workshop: Chromatology, Complements and Composition: Color Science and Theory

May 11 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Location: The Norton Simon Museum, 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

Cost: $50 (including materials)

Ages: This workshop is open to students currently in 2nd-6th grade

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Instructor: Alessandra Santucci

Color and color theory are key elements of art and design that allow artists to communicate a message, feeling or experience. In this workshop, students will investigate color theory through hands-on activities and the analysis of masterpieces across artistic movements and periods. Students will examine the phenomena of color and light, discover the language of color, explore color psychology and make historical color comparisons.

With over 12,000 works, spanning 2,000 years, students will experience masterpieces from Van Gogh to Matisse, Picasso to Monet, Cezanne to Gauguin – and everything else the Norton Simon Museum has to offer!

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About the Instructor

Alessandra is a relatively recent transplant from Chicago, IL, where she received her BA from Northwestern University in Italian Studies and Visual Arts. With over 10 years of instructional experience, including her time as a 4th/5th grade teacher at the Walden School in Pasadena, Alessandra loves to share her passion for Art and Design with all students. She particularly enjoys combining art and design with other disciplines to create interesting, well-rounded courses. Alessandra is a dedicated proponent of polymathic study, and she believes that the most effective educational communities nurture creativity and curiosity, celebrate individuality, and foster a sense of responsibility for self, environment, and both local and global communities. In addition to freelance work in Graphic and Web Design, Alessandra is a certified yoga instructor, teaches dance and Italian language lessons, and is working on improving her Mandarin Chinese and Korean. She also adores darkroom photography, reading, cooking, linguistics, and travel.


May 11
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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