creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization






Color brings the artist into full engagement with the spectrum of visual tools at their disposal. With line, value, texture, and shape at our disposal the work is still at least one-step removed from our ordinary visual experience. A study of color expands the potential for image-making exponentially, revealing both avenues for fantastic exploration, sensitive response, and opportunities for plenty of challenges. This class will cover color theory and technique basics as well as approaches to experimenting with and using color to achieve a controlled, successful result.



September 16-November 4, 2017
Saturdays 10am–1pm

Instructor TBD

Registration Deadline: September 12


This class will cover these and other topics and processes centered on color in drawing:

  • local color and arbitrary color

  • tints, shades, tones 

  • the importance of color temperature 

  • color mixing in drawing

  • media exploration

  • methods for selecting (or avoiding) color 'pallets' 

  • hand-toning paper

  • the role of color in defining spatial depth


About the Instructor

(Instructor to be determined.) Manifest hires excellent teaching artists, usually with a significant amount of college level teaching experience, holding an MFA degree, and noteworthy experience in the respective field or process being taught.




$300 per 8-week course
($200 student rate)

Minimum enrollment: 5

Level of Study: Core Fundamentals courses are suitable to all levels, from advanced high school to professional.

Materials List:

  • To be distributed upon registration


Questions?: Contact Kate Cunningham at

Hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and directions below). Manifest's facility provides two studio classrooms totalling over 3000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.

Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar REGISTER HERE


Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

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tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

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cincinnati, ohio 45227



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