Paula Swaydan Grebel- Thinking in Color: 5-Day Workshop, Date TBD 2020


2020 dates TBD

Do you experience difficulties in mixing the colors you see in nature? Are your paintings pasty white, bland, and dull? Do they capture the light key? These were issues I once struggled with until I learned how to think in color. This workshop teaches the student how to perceive and paint using a full-spectrum palette. Students will concentrate on the development of a strong start in color. The class will focus on expressing the big masses and light key. With painting knives, students master how to mix that color. Each session will start with a demonstration. Following the demo, students do a color study before lunch, then two color studies in the afternoon.

Day one the class will paint from an indoor still-life set-up. Then, days 2 and 3, weather permitting, we take the class outside for further still-life work. Finally, on day 4 and 5 students tackle the landscape.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: For cancellations more than 60 days before the start of the class, there is a non-refundable cancellation charge equal to one-third of the tuition. There are absolutely no refunds for cancellations less than 60 days before the first day of the class for any reason unless the Winslow Art Center has to cancel the workshop, then all money paid will be refunded in full.



Born in California, Paula Swaydan Grebel received her BFA with an emphasis in Figure Drawing and Minor in Textiles from California State University of Long Beach. After moving to Wisconsin in the 1990’s where she raised her two children, Swaydan Grebel has continued her education studying under key perceptual painters whose focus is to challenge what an observational painting can be. Her broad knowledge of art history and theory informs her paintings as well. She has given workshops and been a visiting artist at painting programs throughout the United States. You will find her work in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and Internationally. Represented by Tory Folliard Gallery, Wisconsin.