Painting: colour mixing

Course Dates: 07/05/24 - 28/05/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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: VH063
  • Dates: 07/05/24 - 28/05/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: VH063

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Tue, eve, 07 May - 28 May '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.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.