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, maxi8mum of 8 people, 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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2019 Course Dates 

 

Tuesday and Wednesday

22nd and 23rd October - 1 place

 

Thursday and Friday

24th and 25th Ocotber 2019 - full

 

2020 Course Dates

 

Saturday and Sunday

April 25th and 26th  

 

Saturday and Sunday

July 11th and 12th

 

Saturday and Sunday

September 26th and 27th  

 

Wednesday and Thursday

October 21st and 22nd  

 

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.

2020 Follow up session dates

to practise flower painting, abstracts or colours depending on which courses you have attended.

 

 

£65 for one

£50 for 3 or more

 

Tuesday March 3rd

 

Tuesday March 31st

 

Tuesday May 5th

 

Tuesday May 26th

 

Tuesday June 30th

 

Tuesday September 1st

 

Tuesday October 20th