We'll start off at the art studio where everyone will be offered a glass of sparkling water or wine. Music will be playing in the background for inspiration. Then, we'll take the elevator up to the rooftop to experience the spectacular view of Dallas skyline for inspiration. Next, it's time to splash some paint on the canvas, so back to the studio where with my guidance each inspired artist will begin the painting process. To paint the Color of Music you have to put yourself inside the emotion it creates as you listen.
1. Thinking in abstract terms visualize the music in solid form as it would look in a photograph with positive/negative space.
2. Begin drawing the lines and shapes of the emotion of the music. This will create the positive space. Make sure you are leaving enough blank canvas for the empty space between the notes creating the negative space.
3. Next we'll set up the paint palettes and mix the paint. Each artist will choose the colors that resonates with the emotion of the music.
4. I'll walk everyone through the process of creating an abstract painting by first blocking in the color then adding texture.
Ashlea · August, 2019 It was hard to find parking and then to find tho room. After that it was pretty fun. Learned how to use oil based paints.
Haylee · August, 2019 Really good class overall! Beginner friendly, but also inclusive of people with a bit more experience. The instructor is super encouraging and fun to talk to too
Leila · July, 2019 Cyn is a wonderful teacher! She takes the time to help and listen to her student’s challenges. She brings a level of creative insight that creates a very calming experience.
Lara · July, 2019 Creative experience with artistic guidance and community feel. Cynthia chosen words are expressed with much experience and knowledge from doing art for many years.
Cynthia’s response July 15, 2019 It was a treat meeting you and your lovely daughter Annie. Hope to splash some paint around with you again! Cheers and many thanks Lara!
Emily · June, 2019 Wonderful experience for intermediate to experienced artists. I was incredibly happy with this experience. It was several steps up from the drink and paint experiences. You were able to use oil paints, get hands on help, make your own unique…+ More
Cynthia’s response June 18, 2019 Thank you so much for painting with us Emily! Please do come back and visit us again! Where you'll be Our art studio is in Walter Johnson II's photography studio located in Southside on Lamar built for Sears in 1913. It became a Historic Landmark in 1999. Then it was renovated by Jack Evans who with his vision and passion for the arts converted it into lofts for creative businesses and artists.
Color & Light Painting Workshop Ongoing and held every
SUNDAY 3-5:30PM MONDAY 6-8:30PM
SOUTHSIDE ON LAMAR STUDIO 222/SECOND FLOOR 1409 S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75215 Studio: 214-325-4227 firstname.lastname@example.org