Color the New Year with January’s Free Young Artist Workshop at MOAH


The January 2014 Young Artist Workshop will be an exciting, educational and fun-filled experience in designing and creating color wheels. The workshop will be held at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History (MOAH) on Thursday, January 30 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Color wheels have been used since 1666, when scientist Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagrams of color. Ever since, both artists and scientists have been studying and creating interpretive designs of the color wheel. The wheels are meant to show relationships between primary colors (red, blue and yellow), secondary colors (green, magenta and cyan), and complementary colors (pairs of contrasting colors, such as red and green, which produce black or white when mixed).

Workshop participants will work with red, blue, yellow, black and white paints in a process of mixing primary colors to create secondary colors. They will also mix yellow and blue to create green or mix red and blue to create purple. Further exercises with mixing colors will teach participants how colors work together. Adding white or black will show how colors can be made darker or lighter. All of the color mixes will be entered onto their wheels. The children will be encouraged to display their color wheels prominently at home where they can be exposed to the basics of color theory in their everyday lives.

The free, drop-in style, Young Artist Workshop series is sponsored by The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley and is open to youth 17 years old and younger. MOAH is located at 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. Regular Museum hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday, and closed on Monday and holidays. More information regarding MOAH’s programming is available online at

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