What is the course about?
Through practical exercises and experimentation, develop your sensitivity towards colour. Investigate the foundations of colour theory to mix and apply the colours you want.
What will we cover?
Developing skills in mixing observed colour
Colour theory and the science of seeing
Mixing colour and understanding the colour wheel
Relating theory to practice for painters.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Understand the basics of colour theory and colour perception
Relate colour theories to practice and improve painting
Mix Acrylic paint
Take away a painted colour wheel for future reference
Present a small painting based on observed colour mixing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
All levels – from beginners – to improvers.
You should be able to follow verbal instructions and follow demonstrations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals.
There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience therefore group discussions and feedback are encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All basic materials are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course is useful for all City Lit Painting courses. Your tutor will give you advice depending on your level.