5-Day Form & Color Workshop with Nicolás Uribe


May 13-17
10 am-6 pm
workshop is limited to 12 students



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May 13-17
10 am-6 pm
workshop is limited to 12 students

We are thrilled to have Nicolás Uribe back to Townsend Atelier in 2019 for 5 glorious days of workshop bliss.

Describing form in terms of painting, particularly when done from a naturalist reflection, is a highly complex challenge that requires the strongest bond between the painter and materials, particularly pigments. The election of the colors that are going to make up the palette, and consequently dictate the color relationships within the painting, is one of the most fundamental, transcendental decisions that a painter takes. This workshop initially concentrates on how the relations that are generated in the palette have the potential to amplify the specific intention behind the goal of representation.

In this workshop specific daily exercises while working from a life model are going to be done, and based on the palette and the color relationships that are generated in each palette type, drawing, form, structure, gesture, light, atmosphere, expression and color are going to be emphasized.

The goal is to bring the painter closer to identifying and generating a solid dynamic between perception, intention, and interpretation through painting, never leaving behind the fundamentals of drawing.

Students will work from a live model each day; one day working from a nude, one day from the portrait and one day from a clothed model.  Model fees are included in the workshop fee. For those traveling from out of town, please let us know if you need help with accommodation recommendations.  We will be happy to help!

Daily schedule:  10 am-1 pm | 1-2 pm (lunch on your own) | 2-6 pm

Day 1
Talk and Demo (Complete palette)

Day 2
Reduced Earth Palette
Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Terra Rossa, Raw Umber.

Day 3
Variation 4 color palette
Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium, Ivory Black.

Day 4
Temperature Palette
Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber.

Day 5
High Chroma Palette
Lead White, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red Medium, Cobalt Blue.

Click here for materials list

About the instructor:
Nicolás Uribe is an American painter, born in Wisconsin, USA, currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated with Honours from School of Visual Arts in NY. Nicolás has had numerous solo exhibitions both in the US and South America, and has exhibited his work in Mexico, Spain, Egypt, among other countries. He’s done numerous painting workshops in the UK, Spain, Canada and the US. He splits his time between preparing works for upcoming exhibitions and teaching Life Drawing and Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá. Nicolás is also part of the team at Blank Atelier in Bogotá, where he teaches workshops privately.

Refunds can not be given for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is canceled by Townsend Atelier.