Explore Tamayo's Color Palette

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 - 8:30 PM

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Two Thursdays, February 21 & 28

For Ages 18+

Be inspired by one of Mexico’s most prolific and critically acclaimed artists. Credited for drawing international attention to 20th-century Mexican art, Tamayo is known worldwide for his distinctive use of vibrant colors and textures. Gain an understanding of how Tamayo represented Mexican tradition in his paintings, prints, and murals using native and ancient art forms, then experiment with color mixing and surface manipulation to make an original painting of your own.

$55 members • $70 nonmembers
Instructor: Amara Richardson

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About the Instructor:

Amara has been passionate about art and its history since childhood. She studied art history and fine art at San Francisco State University and has continued her studies in a wide variety of mediums. Amara especially loves to work in clay, oil paint and mixed media to create colorful works with a good-humored touch of charm. She approaches making and teaching art from an art historian’s perspective and believes that understanding the past is essential to creating art for the future. Having worked with children for over a decade teaching after school art classes, directing a day camp and more, Amara has developed a natural rapport with her students. A lover of animals, she will happily talk about them for hours, so feel free to tell her all about your favorite creatures.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

Rufino Tamayo - Courtesy of Viva Mexico

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