COLOR THEORY: HOW TO SELECT AND USE A COLOR PALETTE

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COLOR THEORY: HOW TO SELECT AND USE A COLOR PALETTE

150.00

Saturdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 2019, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
NOTE: Skip May 18th due to ATC Swap Event in our Studio
Instructor: Debra Buchanan
Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Ages: Adults and teens (16+)
Class tuition is $150.00 for all five sessions.

Do you get overwhelmed when looking at all the paint colors available?  Not sure which colors to use, or which to use together? This class is for all painters who want a better understanding of how to choose and select a "limited" color palette to use for their artwork, and how to mix those colors together to achieve a harmonious composition. Students will create a painting each week using the same reference photo (of their choosing), and a variation of different color palette as demonstrated by Deb.

Class Agenda:
Session 1: Use of the color wheel as it relates to color selection. Students will create an initial painting using black and white to better understand "value" and its importance and relationship to color.
Session 2: Students will re-create their painting using a "Split Complement" color palette.
Session 3: Students will re-create their painting using a different "Split Complement" color palette from the previous week.
Session 4: Students will re-create their painting using a "Triadic" color palette.
Session 5: Students will re-create their painting using a different "Triadic" color palette from the previous week.

Supplies Required; students should bring or buy the following materials to participate in this course:

  • A total of 5 substrates of their choosing, illustration board (cut to size by the students in advance of class), canvas board, gesso board, or canvas 5x7" or 8x10"

  • Color wheel

  • Paint brushes

  • Cups for water

  • Paper towels

  • Acrylic paints (colors dependent on student's color choices each week, plus black and white)

  • Graphite transfer paper

  • Paint palette, disposable palette paper, or any surface on which to mix paints

  • Metal palette knife

  • Pencil

  • Tote bag or tool box to transport supplies

  • A flat box to transport wet paintings home each week after class

  • Pen and notebook or sketchbook

  • An image to paint (you will re-use the same image each week). Bring a black and white, and color copy. If you'd like to trace your image onto your painting surface, the image should be scaled and printed to the size of your substrate on inexpensive, thin copy paper. If you are unable to scale and print your image at home, please have it printed at a copy shop, as the Depo only has a black and white copier designed for text documents.

***Please reference our class cancellation policy by clicking  here.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

 

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