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Nicolas Uribe (FULL)


Describing form in terms of painting, particularly when done from a naturalist reflection, is a highly complex challenge that requires the strongest bond between the painter and materials, particularly pigments. The election of the colors that are going to make up the palette, and consequently dictate the color relationships within the painting, is one of the most fundamental, transcendental decisions that a painter takes. This workshop initially concentrates on how the relations that are generated in the palette have the potential to amplify the specific intention behind the goal of representation.

In this workshop specific daily exercises while working from a life model are going to be done, and based on the palette and the color relationships that are generated in each palette type, drawing, form, structure, gesture, light, atmosphere, expression and color are going to be emphasized.

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.

Every day 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm (one hour lunch break)

Day 1
Reduced Earth Palette
Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Terra Rossa, Ivory Black.

Day 3
Cool Temperature/Primary Color Palette
Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber.

High Chroma/Primary Color Palette
Lead White, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red Medium, Cobalt Blue Light.


Complete Palette:

Lead White (can be replaced with Titanium White), Cad Yellow Lemon, Yellow Ochre, Cad Red Medium, Alizarin, Terra Rossa (can be replaced with Venetian Red), Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue Light, Ultramarine Blue and Ivory Black.

Natural Bristle and Soft Brushes or Synthetic brushes, of varied shapes and sizes (flats, filberts and rounds).

Medium: None

Wooden, Masonite, Glass or Acrylic palette, it’s important that it’s not a white palette.

Panels, Boards or Canvases no bigger than 60x60 cm, previously primed with a neutral tone.

Nicolás Uribe is an American painter, born in Wisconsin, USA, currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated with Honours from School of Visual Arts in NY. Nicolás has had numerous solo exhibitions both in the US and South America, and has exhibited his work in Mexico, Spain, Egypt, among other countries. He’s done numerous painting workshops in the UK, Spain, Canada and the US. He splits his time between preparing works for upcoming exhibitions and teaching Life Drawing and Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá. Nicolás is also part of the team at Blank Atelier in Bogotá, where he teaches workshops privately.

Atelier Dojo Workshop Policies

  • Upon request, a deposit of 50% can reserve your spot. Remaining balance will be due 45 days prior to event.

  • No refunds can be issued within 45 days of workshop date, unless canceled by Atelier Dojo.

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