Presented by Karen Butts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

In this class, you will learn how color and composition go hand in hand in creating a stronger image. Colors have meaning and evoke emotion. When they are harmonious, they create a pleasant feeling; when they clash, they can evoke various other feelings. Composition is greatly impacted by colors and how they relate to one another. You will learn about the different types of color schemes, such as triadic, analogous and complimentary. Value, hue, texture, color intensity and contrast will be discussed as well as unity, balance, movement, rhythm, focus, proportion and dynamic lines. This class will be presented in two parts, first an in-depth power point presentation and then a hands-on activity using fabric to help you visualize how color and texture impact the composition of an image. You will also receive a handout that will summarize what you learned in class.

Meet Karen Butts:
From the time I could hold a crayon, I wanted to become an artist. I have always been fascinated with color and anything involving the creative process such as painting, sewing, quilting, designing custom leotards, scrap-booking, pottery and felting. In 2004, after attending the Texas School of Photography for the first time, I came home so excited that I quit my day job as an elementary school registrar to give photography a try. By then, our three children were finished with college so I felt that I could afford to take a leap of faith and pursue a new passion full time. Photography definitely fulfills my creative urge! I continue striving to take my images to the level of art by first getting it right in the camera and then painting them in Corel Painter.