Arts Academy for Adults: Color and Composition Workshop

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." Hans Hoffman

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, NCLAC Arts Academy is proud to offer a new adult class at a discounted rate. Nicole Duet's Color and Composition Workshop will offer even seasoned painters a fresh look at the study of color theory. The class will meet on Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 27, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The fee for the two-day class is $30 for NCLAC members, and $35 for non-members.

This hands-on workshop is a color intensive divided into two parts. In the first half students build their color awareness through the practice of mixing. Secondary benefits include learning to mix with intention and getting the most variety out of a limited palette.
The second half focuses on an introduction to fundamentals of composition
. Students will complete a small painting while studying basic principles of color harmony. Course includes slide lectures, personalized attention, and instructor demonstrations.

Nicole Duet is a New Orleans native who has recently returned from southern California to become an Asst. Professor at LA Tech School of Art. Nicole has given color workshops and classes throughout Los Angeles including both California State University Northridge and Long Beach, and for the animator's union at the American Animation Institute of Los Angeles. You can see her work at

Pre-registration required. Call 255-1450 or email Call for supply list.

Adult Arts Academy classes are part of NCLAC's educational outreach. NCLAC believes the visual, performing and literary arts are a necessary enhancement for all individuals and seeks to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression.

NCLAC is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.