Painting: colour mixing

Course Dates: 10/06/24 - 01/07/24
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
A concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour.  An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
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Painting: colour mixing
  • Course Code: VM026
  • Dates: 10/06/24 - 01/07/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Mon, Daytime
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Amanda Bracken

Course Code: VM026

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Mon, day, 10 Jun - 01 Jul '24

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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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 (some oil use)
- 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?

Suitable for beginners and intermediates with some painting experience.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Colour mixing exercises
- Group discussions-theories and practice
- Individual tuition and feedback
- Slide-selection of current and traditional examples by painters and colour theorists.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials for the course are provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to continue working with colour in one of our painting modules, such as Painting,1 or Painting 2. if you would like to pursue your own painting projects, our Drawing and painting studio: intermediate to advanced is ideal.

Amanda Bracken Tutor Website

Amanda Bracken started her teaching career at the Serpentine Gallery, researching, developing and delivering projects to a range of audiences, which illuminated the art work on show in the exhibition programme, including a teachers’ pack for the Bridget Riley exhibition. She also gained substantial experience developing projects and workshops within the education departments of The Drawing Room, the Estorick collection, The National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria Miro Gallery in particular Alice Neel: Portraits. Bracken holds an MA in Fine Art gained at Central Saint Martins. She also holds a BA in joint Art/Dance and a PGCE gained at Goldsmiths College London. Brackens paintings, drawings and installations have been selected for exhibitions in London and nationally including the Drawing Room, ASC Gallery, C and C Gallery and Atkinson Gallery Millfield. ‘I am interested in colour and form in all its permutations and the qualities of the substance of painting and drawing-the figurative, the abstract and the in-between. Citylit has a diverse Art department where I can use my experience to stimulate students to develop their own work'.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.