David Hornung Color workshop
David Hornung art art workshops
David Hornung art workshops
David Hornung art workshops

David Hornung

David Hornung is a painter and collagist who has taught color and design at art schools, workshops, and universities for almost five decades. He is the author of Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, which has been translated into six languages and is used in art and design programs throughout the world.

David’s web site
David’s 2-week class:
  • • May 21-26 & May 28-June 2, 2023 | Exploring Color Harmony & Mindful Color

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    Exploring Color Harmony (week #1) & Mindful Color (week #2)
    • Level: Intermediate to advanced - Prerequisite: David’s Color workshop or familiarity with his textbook: Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers
    • Sewing machine:
    No
    • Materials fee: No
    • Facility usage fee: $60

    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week class with David:
    • $2540 | paid in full before December 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($1950) & Meal plan ($590)
    • $2590 | paid in full before February 1, 2023 | 10-day Tuition ($2000) & Meal plan ($590)
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    DESCRIPTION
    Part I
    Exploring Color Harmony
    Based on David’s text, Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, this brand-new class explores color harmonies in depth. Students will examine the principles that govern color relationships, specifically color groupings that create a sense of cohesion like concordant harmony in music and those that evoke a sense of tension as in musical dissonance. Working with painted paper, students produce numerous studies that connect theory to practice and investigate color mixing strategies that take them beyond their habitual color choices. The workshop atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with PowerPoint presentations, discussion and demonstrations augmenting studio work.

    Part II
    Mindful Color
    This brand-new workshop is a deep dive into the relationship between color, shape, and composition. Color plays an essential role in quilt making, painting and other 2-dimensional art.
    It is a powerful language unto itself, infusing design with the full range of expressive possibility from quiet reflection to bold declaration. But to use it fully, an artist must work mindfully with color, not simply organizing it for decorative appeal. This class offers an opportunity for students to examine how color informs the experience a work of art. Students will create numerous painted paper studies that focus on the relationship between formal variables (color, shape, and design) and their impact on the viewer. These studies, in the form of small collages, can become the basis for larger works. No experience with painting is necessary and the workshop atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with PowerPoint presentations and discussions.

    Students who are interested in learning how to use Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements in their creative process should come to the workshop with either of those programs on their laptop.

    This informative and relaxed workshop is an excellent choice for quilters, surface designers, painters, graphic designers, and anyone who makes two-dimensional art.



    SUPPLIES
    (Please label your own supplies)
    Note: you may find substitutes for some of these materials and some you may already have, but the paint, marker paper and cardstock need to match the list exactly. In some cases David has provided the Blick order number to avoid confusion. It is recommended that you get these materials soon due to supply line difficulties. BTW this paint is only available online through Blick or Jerry’s Artarama. It is not sold in stores. (If you are taking this class as a follow-up to David’s Spring 2022 Color workshop, you will have most of these materials already but will probably have to refresh your paint supply.)

    • Bienfang Marker Pad - 11” x 14” - 50 sheets (Blick #10604-1005)
    • Blick disposable palette (Blick #03063-2023)
    • Itoya Profolio - 11” x 8.5” - 24 pages - landscape format (Blick #05019-2052)
    • Winsor Newton Series 995 flat wash brush - 3/4” (Blick #05094-4034)
    • Blick Economy Golden Taklon round head brush - size 6 (Blick #05151-1006)
    • Richeson Plastic Knife/3” trowel (Blick #03105-1003)
    • Elmer’s Extra Strength Glue Stick 1.4 oz. (Blick #23952-1003)
    • Speedball soft rubber brayer - 2” (Blick #40104-1002)
    • Simply Simmons synthetic brush - round #16 (Blick #06261-1016)
    • Scotch Removeable Magic Tape - 3/4” (Blick #23002-1000)
    • JAM Paper Index Cover Cardstock Paper, 110 lbs, 8.5" x 11" 50/Pack (Sold at Staples Office Supply #169855)
    • Ruler
    • Pencil
    • Water container (a straight sided glass jar is good)
    • Water spray bottle
    • X-acto or utility knife
    • Pair of scissors
    • Paper towels
    • Small, self-healing cutting mat or thick piece of chipboard

    Jo Sonja Chroma acrylic gouache in 2.5 oz. tubes:
    • Napthol Red Light
    • Permanent Alizarin
    • Phthalo Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue Deep
    • Yellow Light
    • Yellow Deep
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Yellow Oxide
    • Payne's Gray
    • Burnt Umber
    • Titanium White (3 tubes)

    About the paint:
    Conventional acrylic paint is too translucent for color studies, but several manufacturers offer a hybrid paint that combines the best qualities of gouache and acrylic. Sold as “acrylic gouache,” it has one great advantage over traditional gouache: when dry, it can’t be reactivated either by scrubbing or overpainting. Covering a dried layer with new paint is a fresh start, so any number of corrections and cover-ups are easy to make. Acrylic gouache dries in 20 minutes or less in most climates. On page 33 of the textbook there is a chart that shows the appropriate colors in four brands of acrylic gouache. Any of these would be fine, but the Jo Sonja paint is much less expensive and a very good paint for this class. I recommend using these paints which are available only by mail through Blick or Jerry’s Artarama.

    Textbook:
    • Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers by David Hornung, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

    Please get the third edition now available online. (The third edition is quite different from the second and you will be relying on it to provide a full overview of the material, support assignments and reinforce lectures and discussions from class.)


    If you have any questions about the materials list or the course in general, please contact David

  • • 2023 Spring Art Retreats | Tuition and Meal Plan
    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week class with David Hornung:
    Both weeks (10-day class) of this workshop are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    • $2540 | paid in full before December 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($1950) & Meal plan ($590)
    • $2590 | paid in full before February 1, 2023 | 10-day Tuition ($2000) & Meal plan ($590)
    + $60 room usage fee

    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week classes with Nancy Crow:
    Both weeks (10-day class) of these workshops are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    • $2540 | paid in full before December 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($1950) & Meal plan ($590)
    • $2590 | paid in full before February 1, 2023 | 10-day Tuition ($2000) & Meal plan ($590)

    Tuition & Meal plan for 1-week class with Carol Soderlund:
    • Sign up for one or both weeks of Carol’s workshops.
    • $1270 | paid in full before December 1, 2022 | 5-day Tuition ($975) & Meal plan ($295)
    • $1295 | paid in full before February 1, 2023 | 5-day Tuition ($1000) & Meal plan ($295)
    + $90 materials & dye facility usage fee for Let’s Mix It Up! Beyond the Primary Palette
    + $100 materials & dye facility usage fee for Chromaticity: Flat and Glowing



    Meal plan
    During the art retreats, Margaret Wolf, will prepare fabulous gourmet lunches and dinners plus a coffee/snack break daily during each week of class. The meal plan is provided so participants may concentrate fully on their work without being bothered by the interruption and inconvenience of cooking for themselves. The break times present a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students, share ideas, and just relax together in this wonderful environment.

    The meal plan includes an opening night welcome dinner, five lunches, five afternoon coffee/pastry breaks, and four more dinners during the duration of the workshop. Coffee, tea and water will be served during these break times. Participants are responsible for any other beverage choices, such as soda pop, beer, wine, milk or bottled water.

    Please keep in mind that if anyone chooses not to participate in the meal plan, they are solely responsible for all of their meals, snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages. The kitchen facilities are reserved for the resident chef. There is a microwave and a refrigerator in the wet studio for student use. Most restaurants are at least a 20 minute drive away from the barn.

    Please note: Due to facility limitations, meal plans are available only for workshop participants.
  • • Accommodations
    Recommended accommodations & offering special rates:

    New hotel Hampton Inn, Canal Winchester, Ohio (20-25 minute drive to Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    This new, highly rated, clean, comfortable hotel is offering reduced rates. Phone: 614-953-2204
    • For special rate, please book online

    Hampton Inn, Pickerington, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    This clean, comfortable hotel is offering reduced rates. Please ask for "Nancy Crow Workshop" special rate (includes breakfast) using the local phone number 614-864-8383 or book online

    Best Western, Pickerington, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    All suites hotel with separate living area and bedroom. Offers complimentary full hot breakfast, free wifi, heated indoor pool, exercise room, & business center. Call 614-860-9804 to book and ask for “Nancy Crow Workshop” special rate.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Reynoldsburg (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    Please ask for "Crow Barn Workshop" special rate (includes breakfast) using the local phone number 614-861-8888 or Email the manager
    If booking online, please use the corporate ID code: 786931270

    The Morgan Theater Home, Baltimore, Ohio (5 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn, mention Crow Barn)
    Former silent movie theater converted into a private residence. Three rooms for rent include free cable TV & free high speed internet access. Kitchen/refrigerator/stove & all "kitchen stuff" available. Phone: 740-862-4765 or Email

    Rosabella B & B, Millersport, Ohio (10 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn; mention Crow Barn)
    Beautifully restored 1850s Italianate farmhouse is surrounded by farm fields. Breakfast included. The grounds include a wrap-around porch, hammock, patio, pool, hot tub, and fire pit. Phone: 740-467-3580

    Other accommodations, please negotiate your own weekly rates:

    AirBnB options in the area near the Crow Timber Frame Barn

    City of Lancaster, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    • Hampton Inn, 740-654-2999, clean and quiet
    City of Reynoldsburg, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    • Fairfield Inn, 614-864-4555

    Campgrounds near the Crow Timber Frame Barn
    Rippling Stream Campground, Baltimore, OH, 740-862-6065, (5 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    KOA Campground, Buckeye Lake, OH, 740-928-0706, (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
  • • Miscellaneous information
    Roommate
    • Please let us know if you would like a roommate. We will try to match you with another participant to share accommodations.

    Travel to and from the Crow Timber Frame Barn
    • The Barn is located near Baltimore, Ohio (southeast of Columbus, Ohio)
    • Please keep in mind that there is not a shuttle service to and from the motels to the farm, therefore please arrange a rental car or carpool with another participant.
    John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, Ohio, is the major airport serving the area (30 minute drive to the Barn)

    Rental sewing machines, cutting mats & lamps
    • Bernina sewing machines are available for $150 per 10-day class.
    • Cutting mats are available for $30 per 10-day class.
    • Lamps are available for $30 per 10-day class.

    Formal class hours
    • Monday-Friday: 9-12 and 2-5 daily
    (Classrooms are open 7 am-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 7 am-5 pm Friday)

    Professional facilities
    Each student is provided with a large work table, an 8’ x 8’ work wall, and a comfortable chair. Classrooms are well illuminated and are open from early morning until late in the evening, plus the classrooms have air conditioning & heating. The surface design/dye studio at the Crow Timber Frame Barn includes large padded tables, lots of light (natural and color-corrected bulbs), 3 commercial stainless steel sinks, & washer/dryer. All facilities are non-smoking.

    Mailing list
    If you would like to be placed on a mailing list for information about upcoming art retreats, please send your contact info.

    Questions? Email
Images of David Hornung, David’s work, David teaching at the Crow Timber Frame Barn and student work