Bradness Gallery 

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK.  Tel: 01273 400606

Colour Mixing and Colour Theory

2 day course with Emma Burnett  -  £270

A very practical and information packed 2 day course that will be useful whatever subject or medium you work with.

 

Small classes in a lovely atmosphere with fresh coffee, cake, delicious lunch and wine.

All materials and sketchbook are provided.  Just bring yourself.

 

In this course each person will create their own reference sketchbook.

This will remind you about all you have learnt over the 2 days and you can continue adding to it over the years.  

We will use the sketchbook for annotated examples of mixed colours and colour theory.  

 

What is covered

We will look at and understand

The colour wheel

Primary colours

Secondary colours

Tertiary colours

Cold colours

Warm colours

Colour harmony

Colour discord

Tonal values

Colour contrast and energy

Background colours

Paint quality

Fugitive colours

The effect of different papers; hot pressed and not hot pressed and absorbent

Earth tones

Desaturation of strong colours

Useful mixing colours such as burnt umber

 

We will learn to mix a range of soft greys and natural tones as well as other colours such as mauve that can't be bought.  

We will understand why colour mixing can fail.  

 

We will look at famous artists and their use of colour and why it works and the purpose of different colours within a painting.

 

All materials and sketchbook are provided.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Course Dates

 

Saturday and Sunday

27th and 28th April 2019  - Full

 

Wednesday and Thursday

24th and 25th July 2019

 

Thursday and Friday

24th and 25th Ocotber 2019

 

All art materials are provided and

coffee - cake - lunch - wine

so just bring yourself

 

You will create a lovely reference sketchbook

Joseph Albers

shows us in his book

The Interaction of Colour

 

that colour is the most relative medium in art

and that how we see it depends on what is around it.

 

We will look at the practical application of this so that in addition to mixing colours we will learn how to layer them and sit them in context to make them work.  Basically building colour confidence.