Dynamic colour mixing – June 2022
“Absorbing, well-paced, great group. [I have learned about] Hue, Tone, Chroma and the Twin-Primary Colour Wheel (ace!!)
It was great to teach my colour workshop again. Colour is a tricky thing to teach but I love it when the ‘penny drops’ for students and they suddenly understand colour as a dynamic, shifting, emotional, and personal phenomenon. Although theory is useful (I try to keep theory to a minimum), learning through doing is a far more rewarding and relaxing as students are able to see how what they are learning can be applied to their own painting at home. This is an introductory-level colour workshop and a perfect place to begin a journey of learning about colour, theory, and mixing. Read further to find out what the students thought of their workshop experience.
I wanted to strengthen the base of my [colour] knowledge – this course did that – now to implement through practice!”
“Learnt complex stuff about colour – as usual here it becomes accessible and unthreatening. It had a different approach than expected but I learnt a lot about colour dynamics – not just note making.”
“A good introduction to relationships between colours and how to saturate and desaturate colour. This course will help me to mix colours much faster and explore tones [of colour] in greater detail. [My course highlight] was mixing secondary and tertiary colours. Fully met my expectations.
“Interesting, relaxed atmosphere. Very good – put theory into practice.”
“An interesting (and challenging) dive into colour theory and mixing. [I have learned about] colour division into warm/cool colours and how this affects what colours you can mix. [My course highlights were] the explanations – ‘colour theory for dummies’. Definitely met my expectations in terms of understanding how to mix colours that support composition.
“Informative, relaxed, friendly and inspiring. I have learnt how colour is not ‘fixed’, how to see in tones and now understand the theory of the colour wheel. [My course highlight was] having the lightbulb moment of being able to see tones [within colour]. Initially I had very little understanding/appreciation of colour. I will leave the class looking at the world with a different perspective.”
“There is more to colour than meets the eye. Colour bias – getting my head around how cool and warm colours can effect depth. Realising that the colours in the paint make a difference.”