The Art & Science of Light & Color for the Artist
This workshop explores the science behind light and color theory and how theory can translate to important decisions artists make when creating artwork, lighting a studio or work space, and displaying artwork in exhibit and gallery spaces. For those in theater, understanding the science of light and color can help make better decisions on stage lighting, stage sets, and costumes.
This hands-on workshop will explain why all white light is not created equal, why red and blue don’t always make purple, how different light sources affect the perception of color, how to apply key historical color experiments to current circumstances, and how artists such as Vermeer applied their findings. Hale will look into the two kinds of primary color sets of RGB and CMYK and how they are made and explore the CMYK system for commercial color printing.
Presenter: R.P. Hale
R.P. Haleis an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media including wood engraving, calligraphy, and instrument making. And is also an accomplished musician. Hale is a senior educator in spectroscopy, optics and archaeo-astronomy at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord and teaches astronomy and physics at St. Paul’s School, Concord. His work as an archeo-astronomer and solar astronomer gives him a unique perspective on the connections between science and art. He is an engaging presenter and was recently named one of NH most fascinating people by Concord TV!
When & Where
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
The State Arts Council was established in 1965 as the official state arts agency with legislation (RSA 19-A) designed "to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the welfare and educational experience of our citizens." The NHSCA is advised by a 15-member that meets at least four times a year. Councilors are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Executive Council.
Funding for competitive grants and program services to benefit New Hampshire's citizens is made possible through appropriations from the New Hampshire State Legislature and from a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The State of New Hampshire also accepts private, tax-deductible donations and bequests that may be designated for the sole purpose of helping the Arts Council fulfill its enabling legislation.
The NHSCA carries out its mission based upon a strategic plan developed through public input. The plan is reviewed and revised periodically to insure that the agency is responsive to changing economic, social, and cultural circumstances.