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Expressive Form Through Color Workshop with Nicolás Uribe


Instructor: Nicolás Uribe
Dates:  August 5–9, 2024
Times: 9 am–4 pm (break 12–1 pm)
Workshop Location: Weir Studio, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Levels/Ages: This workshop is open to all levels, ages 15+.


Choosing painting as the means to describe and interpret form, particularly when done from a naturalist reflection, is a highly complex challenge that requires the strongest bond between painter and materials. The selection of the colors that make up one’s palette is one of the most transcendental decisions a painter can make.

This workshop will concentrate on how the character of a palette, dictated by its boundaries, has the potential to amplify specific goals during the act of representation. We will work daily on exercises while painting from a life model, each one based on the particular color relationships that are generated in each palette type, attempting to isolate attributes of value, hue, and saturation.  

The goal is to bring the painter closer to identifying and generating a solid dynamic between perception, intention, and interpretation through painting, never leaving behind the fundamentals of drawing.

All levels are welcome.

Supplies: Please consult the instructor’s supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for the workshop.
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Artist Bio

Nicolás Uribe is a painter born in Madison, WI, currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated with Honors in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Uribe has had numerous solo exhibitions both in the US and South America, and has exhibited his work in Mexico, Spain, and Egypt, among other countries. He taught Life Drawing and Painting for 12 years as part of the Fine Arts Faculty of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá. Together with his partner, artist Daniela Ocampo, Uribe started Our Painted Lives on January 1st, 2020, an initiative aimed at democratizing the socialization of information regarding the daily, approachable act of painting and drawing. He complements the creation of free content with both online and in-person workshops around the world. 

Instagram @nicolasuribeb