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 | Abstract Drawing & Abstract Painting

    Open or Close
    Abstract Drawing (week #1) & Abstract Painting (week #2)
    • Level: Intermediate to advanced
    • Sewing machine:
    No
    • Materials fee: $75
    • Facility usage fee: $60

    • SORRY, class is full To be placed on waiting list, please send in registration & deposit. If space does not become available, a full refund will be issued.

    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
    Abstract Drawing
    In this drawing workshop students explore expression and design through improvised abstraction. Working on paper in a variety of wet and dry media, the goal is to develop sensitivity to nuances of tone and touch while experimenting with formal structures.
    Beginning with an exploration of mark making and layering, the week progresses through the abstraction of natural form to a synthesis of both shape and gesture. Work will be made on tabletop at small to medium scale. Class discussions will center on class work and Powerpoint lectures that cover key topics related to drawing, art making, and the historical development of abstraction.


    Part II
    Abstract Painting
    This course explores abstraction in acrylic paint on paper. Using the same strategies and formats as in the monochromatic drawing of the previous week, students expand the focus to include color and the physical properties of paint and the characteristics of the brush and knife. As in the drawing workshop, work will be made on tabletop on paper at small and medium scale. This combination of improvisational workshops provides an excellent way to integrate the conscious and unconscious mind within the making process and free yourself from rigid habits and creative inhibition.

    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)
    • Charcoal sticks
    • Paper towels
    • Assorted brushes if you have them but at least one 1” flat brush and one 1” cheap house painting brush
    • One portfolio large enough to accommodate 18”x24” paper
    • Additional acrylic paint if you have it in colors that you favor
    • “Thrifty Trowel” or similar 10” plastic sheetrocker’s taping knife
    • Offset plastic palette knife
    • Assorted pencils or other mark making tools you may have including colored pencils
    • Eraser
    • 11”x14” paper palette
    • 2” Speedball rubber brayer

    The materials fee will cover paper and canvas paper, ink, and paint. The instructor will also bring an assortment of marking tools, etc.


    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)
    + $135 materials & 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