The aim of this class is to teach you to understand colour and how to mix colour when painting. You will learn how to identify the colour and how to replicate it by mixing paint, learning how to create shade and light in a painting.
During the day we will perform several colour mixing exercises that help you to understand how colour behaves on their own or when mixed while adjusting hue, value and chroma.
For these exercises, we will be using oil paints. No turpentine is used during the class.
These exercises will include preparation of own colour wheels, value studies, local colour matching and painting from life.
There will also be a short introduction about pigments and other painting materials.
During the second part of the day, we will focus on other practical exercises where we apply what we learned earlier into a small painting.
What you will learn:
- How to understand colour: New concepts of the colour theory and mixing
- Using a limited palette
- Learn to use the Munsell System to adjust hue, value and chroma
- How to avoid getting muddy colours
Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Colour theory is applicable to all painting mediums including acrylics and watercolour
All painting materials including standing and seated easels. Teas and Coffees are provided
What to Bring
Please bring with you an apron or come wearing clothes that you do not mind if stained. You can easily be stained with oil paints.
Morning tea/coffee and afternoon refreshments. BYO Light Lunch.
Terms & Conditions
By taking part in a workshop you will be agreeing to the following conditions.
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into class premises.
Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events.
Photo & Video
Photos or videos are allowed ONLY after asking the artist whether it is allowed to do so.
I agree to give Christopher Vidal unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken during classes and events. Photos will only be used through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general promo material.