Painting: colour mixing for skin tones
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VH960
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course is aimed at those wishing to acquire or refresh skills in a specific art practice, it is a must for life and portrait painters. Learn practical approaches to colour mixing in acrylic and oil paint to create a range of skin tones.
What will we cover?
We will cover colour mixing to match different types of skin tones. Working from
observation, we will explore how to develop a palette of warm and cool colours working from a live model.
Looking at artist images to learn from their particular colour palettes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Select a palette of colours appropriate to use
Use warm and cool colours to create form
Work from two shades to analyse colour mixes
Use brush marks to convey form and texture
Work with paint layers to extend depth of colour
Make notes to record discoveries.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Some experience of portraiture/life painting would be useful but beginners would benefit from this course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical demonstrations, handouts, individual support and group discussion, studio based practical processes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials provided. A notebook would be useful to write down colour mixing combinations etc.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any of the Life and Portrait painting courses: VM075 Focus on light and shade, VM479 Traditional Portraits intensive etc.
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'.
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