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Workshop | Self Portrait Painting with Primary Colors

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm



Self Portrait Painting with Primary Colors

Join Resident Artist and instructor, Ma Nong, for a workshop to create a self portrait using primary colors (red, blue, yellow).

You will learn how to format the portrait composition, mix colors from the limited palette, and create a unique portrait! Painting by mixing the three primary colors helps a lot in understanding color thoery as well as how to use acrylic paint.

Material: acrylic paint on canvas

** Please note, Refunds will be processed only if requested 72+ hours prior to scheduled workshop date/time. No refund will be given if requested less than seventy two (72) hours until scheduled workshop time for any reason. Only one ticket transfer will be allowed per person per workshop type, and will only occur if requested outside of the 72 hour mark of the registered workshop. To request a refund and cancel your ticket, please call 561-330-9614**

Instructor Biography

Ma Nong

This is Ma Nong’s 3rd workshop at Arts Warehouse! She is currently artist in Studio 4 at Arts Warehouse.

As a Taiwanese born in Korea, I moved to South Florida in 2013. We encountered strangeness and difference at every turn, but the sunlight, sky, and green nature of the subtropical culture always gave me warm inspiration. I have lived in South Florida for a decade now compressing and symbolizing this into color-rich cubes representing home, the strangeness of being different from my native country, and the process of adapting. Gradually, I developed a series of portraits exploring the signifiers of human nature. Humanoid figures are portrayed as children’s dolls with exaggerated heads and smaller torsos and are centered and anchored as if trying to root themselves into the frame. They reflect child-like vulnerability where the feelings of dread, loneliness, and weakness to the familiar/unfamiliar world are present. Dimensional crystalline shapes simultaneously create and break the form; symbolizing complex units that both comprise and undermine identity. Color is bold and convincing, resembling that of nationality, yet it doesn’t reveal the true origin of the figure. In this process of seeing and feeling all my surrounding environments, large puzzles are put together one by one, and these experiences are fused and harmonized in one complete work.


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Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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