Substance into Color

Eight Wednesdays   February 3 to March 30  

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



We are surrounded by color, but where does it come from? How are minerals, plants, and animals transformed into glowing luminous color? Join artist Kate Temple in a hands-on workshop exploring medieval methods for extracting color from natural materials. Participants will make pigments from the full spectrum of colors beginning with magenta and moving through carmine, orange, yellow through viridian and ultramarine blue, using substances such as cochineal, iris, eggshells and azurite. The goal is to enrich our understanding of color and to create an active meditation on the material substances that house color and on the particular qualities of each hue.
$435, $348 OHCA members. $35 materials fee.

Materials fee to be paid to the facilitator the day of your class.
Members, please enter coupon code MEMBER upon checkout to receive your membership discount.
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Here’s what people had to say about Kate’s “Substance into Color” class at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts:

“This was such an amazing experience. Kate is a knowledgeable teacher and very fun to work with!” ~Jenny Puente

“Kate was absolutely amazing. The class was excellent – my only suggestion and this was unanimous in the group – was the desire that the class continue. It brought a level of consciousness about color that has influenced how I see my environment everyday.” ~ S.S.

Kate Temple is a painter and site-specific installation artist from New York City and has a life-long passion for color. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries. Find out more about Kate here: