The aim of this class is to teach you to understand and mix colour when painting. You will learn how to identify 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 colours behave on their own or when mixed while adjusting hue, value and chroma. 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 light, 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
Level: Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Colour theory is applicable to all painting mediums including acrylics and watercolour
Supplied: All painting materials including standing and seated easels. Teas and Coffees are provided
What to Bring: BYO Lunch and notebook to take notes
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.
About the tutor: Chris Vidal is a contemporary realist artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. His interest in arts started from very young however his path to become a professional artist was not direct. At the age of 13 he attended and studied classical drawing at the School of Arts, Palazzo de LaSalle, Valletta, Malta.
His initial work was inspired by artists from the Renaissance and Baroque eras such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt. His interest in the art of painting remained alive along the years and although time was limited he was trying to find the opportunity to experiment with various media especially acrylics. His current body of work mostly consists of various representations of the Australian landscape inspired by places where he visits. His style of work is influenced by the American landscape painters of the Hudson River School and by the Australian impressionists of the Heidelberg movement as well as from a number of American and Australian contemporary artists.
From his home studio in Sydney he produces a continuous stream of new works and commissioned paintings. His works are now found in private and corporate collections in Australia and Internationally.
To see and read more about Chris please visit his website http://www.christopher-vidal.com.au
Catering: Morning tea/coffee and afternoon refreshments. BYO Light Lunch.
Direct Deposit: Vidal Arts and Photography BSB: 302162 AC No: 0874796 Please write your name in the reference section.
Cancellation Policy: This cancellation policy only applies if you book directly with the artist. Cancellation more than 60 days prior 75% refund, 30 - 60 days prior 50% refund
No refund on the fee for cancellations within 7 days of the workshop unless your place can be filled by another participant. Ticket is transferable, so you can give (or sell) your ticket to someone else you know.
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.