colour mixing freedom,colour mixing workshop,Colour Mixing Freedom Now.

Colour mixing freedom is something all new artists long for. If you want the short road, then frankly you need to get some tuition on it. I spent many years painting and it wasn’t until I went to a professional artist to get some help with my drawing that I realised I actually had a completely wrong concept about colour mixing. I am not going to say it is easy. It isn’t. However once you understand the principles behind colour mixing you have some powerful tools in your toolbox. It’s only then that you can begin to really these tools and  get the colour mixing results that you could only dream of before. When you do not understand the principles involved in colour mixing, it always seems to be such a hit and miss affair. A bit of a lottery really.

You see, the issue is a scientific one, and until you actually understand the science behind it you cannot truly understand what happens when you mix two of your paints together. It is for this reason that I have put together two colour mixing workshops. There is a beginners and an advanced. A couple of weeks ago I told you about beginners workshop. Today I’m going to fill you in on what we do in the second Workshop. So if you have already done the beginning one and you are wondering if you really need to do the more advanced one, this post should help you to make that decision.

In the Advanced Workshop you will learn:

How to understand more advanced colour mixing knowledge. In order to attend this workshop you will have had to have done the introductory workshop first.

  • More on colour values
  • Mixing dominant and subordinate colour
  • Abstract Complementaries
  • Colour discords
  • Analogous colours and split complementaries
  • The psychology of colour
  • We will look at relationships between colours, how they affect each other and how you can use this to your advantage.

 

Colour mixing freedom,Colour Workshop,

Playing with complementary colours

 

A Payment plan is also available. You may spread the payments over 3, monthly payments of $80 per month for each workshop.

TIME: Workshops are from 9am—4pm. It is a full day so you will need to bring lunch.  Morning and afternoon tea are provided.

VENUE: Studio 1—60 Maitland Rd, Springfield

WHAT TO BRING: Once you have paid your deposit you will receive a follow-up email with details of what you will need to bring.  If you have any questions, please call or email me.

NB: When you have booked please email me that you have done so and I will email you a list of the materials you will need to bring.

CONTACT DETAILS: Kadira Ph: 04144 38121 or email kadira@artclassescentralcoast.com

The bank details are below –

Please put your FIRST NAME, LAST INITIAL and the following codes depending on what you are attending ….    WKSHP I, WKSHP II  or BOTH WKSHP on your deposit I look forward to seeing you there and helping you navigate the minefield of achieving colour mixing freedom.Art Classes Central Coast

BANK: (Westpac Erina)

BSB: 032564

A/C:  255662

I look forward to seeing you there and helping you navigate the minefield of achieving colour mixing freedom.

 

This Weeks Question: Where are the gaps in your colour mixing knowledge?

Next Weeks Post: Discover New Insights By Mentoring Others!

 

Pix Credit: Photo by 422737 (Pixabay)

Colour Theory

I am going to make this the first in a series of posts on colour theory that I will do over the next few months. I trust that over the course of these articles, you will gain a deeper understanding of why you are ending up with the mixing results that you are getting, and how to get closer to the colour you are aiming for. The first place to start is really with your tubes of paint. I have an exercise for you. I want you to get out every tube of paint or stick of colour that you have and make a chart of them all.  Keep all the colours together in their hue or colour family ie – red – see chart below.

Colour theory - The Reds

The Reds

This does two things for you.  Firstly it lets you see at a glance all the different colours you have, which makes matching and choosing colours easier. Secondly you can compare your different reds etc to see what their colour bias is (more on that later).

This weeks Question: Have you  got your paints out yet and made those charts?

Next Thursday’s Post: The Dance of Life

Next Monday’s Post: Colour Theory Part Two

Posted By: Kadira Jennings

Colour Workshops

Many things can be learnt from colour workshops.   The weekend before last, this is what we did.  A solid day, six hours of colour theory and practice.  By taking time out to devote to an intense day of colour mixing, you can in the course of a day, get enough of a grasp on the colour principles to become fairly confident about what you are doing.  If you are struggling with colour, then I would strongly recommend you find someone doing a workshop near you and sign up.

Colour theory - Color mixing workshop

Color workshops

Colour theory is something that many aspiring artists spend hours being confused, irritated and despairing over.  Have you ever spent time trying to mix a particular colour only to end up with a mess of mud, over and over.  Well you are not alone there and I suspect that much of the problem lies with looking at the wrong books, poor teaching, watching misleading U Tube videos and mis-labelled paint tubes. Beginning next week, I am going to be starting a series of posts on the basics of colour theory. Below are some more images from the workshop……

Colour workshops

  including some of the colour charts the students did……..

Colour Workshops - Grey scale

Grey and One Colour scales

And mixing colour tints by adding white to a colour….

Mixing tints

Mixing tints

This weeks Question: Is your Colour Theory up to scratch?

Next Thursday’s Post: The Hinchenbrook Passage

Next Monday’s Post: Colour Theory Part One

Posted By: Kadira Jennings

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