Learn essential colour mixing skills with practical creative exercises and projects supported by colour theory information. What students learn over the workshop will greatly help make colour mixing a pleasure and enable students to thoughtfully compose the colour elements in their drawings and paintings.
All images are students work completed on the course
“Having attended the course I realise how valuable it has been and my total ignorance about colours … now overcome. A very well structured course presented with sensitivity and obvious professional knowledge.” My course highlight was “the development of colours from a very basic palette.”
The Colour wheel
With the help of the twin-primary colour wheel system students will gain a deeper understanding of colour bias and colour relationships giving them an immediate boost to confidently understanding how to mix the colours they want with the minimum of fuss.
Colour visually hovers in space and with the help of the Munsell Colour system students will learn to mix and control colours effectively by understanding exactly how to manipulate the hue, tone and chroma of colour.
Tonal value of colour
Tonal value (light or dark) is one of the most misunderstood characteristics of colour. Students learn how to control the use of light and dark colours when mixing paint.
Different colour relationships need to be used to bring unity and harmony to artwork. Students will be introduced to two main colour relationships – Analogous and Complimentary.
By the end of the course…
Students will go home feeling confident in their colour mixing skills knowing how to manipulate colour to achieve the precise nuance of colour and tone they need for their drawings and paintings.
“Attending this workshop has helped me to unlock my previous confusion about colour theory and the mixing of colours. It was really informative and has given me a basis on which to build going into future projects as I feel a lot more confident and knowledgeable.” My course highlight was “the structure of the course – being taken through the basics bit by bit which helps me to understand the subject.”
“An excellent course, informal and very informative – an investment for your artwork, whatever level you are. I have a greater understanding of how to create and use colour in painting and art in general.” My course highlight was the “opportunity to be more focused on the subject.”