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Colour Theory and Practise Weekend Workshop

$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Colour Theory and Practise Weekend Workshop

We rarely see colour in isolation, and our visual perception of colour is affected by the relationship to the surrounding colours. We will explore colour relationships, our visual reactions to them

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We rarely see colour in isolation, and our visual perception of colour is affected by the relationship to the surrounding colours. We will explore colour relationships, our visual reactions to them and the dimensions of colour – hue, value, intensity and temperature. This course is hands on, with its theory base in Johannes Itten and Paul Zelanski and looks at the use of colour in a range of artists.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • In depth colour mixing exercise which includes warm and cool primary, secondary and tertiary colours, painted within a grid pattern.
  • Students are guided through colour theory, with examples of colour contrasts and harmonies.
  • Based on these, students are given choices of Complementary Colour schemes to intermix and explore the harmonies and contrasts in paint.
  • Using the grid pattern, students create their own design by making variations to this pattern.
  • The harmonies and contrasts of two pairs of Complementary Colour Schemes are explored through painting them into the grid pattern.
  • Students are shown the collage designs of Kurt Schwitters and are invited to explore different colour harmonies and contrasts.
  • Principles of design are introduced.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explore a range of colour relationships.
  2. Recognize colour contrasts and harmonies.
  3. Understand visual reactions to the various colour schemes.
  4. Work with principles of design.
  5. Design a composition based on these principles.


MATERIALS LIST
Paints
Artists Gouache eg. ‘Art Spectrum’. (Similar brands are fine, but check that there is a lemon type of yellow and a sunflower type of yellow)

  • Primary Yellow
  • Primrose Yellow
  • Crimson
  • Vermillion
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • White

Brushes

  • 1cm wide synthetic 'bright brush'

_Palette

  • Flat palette eg. Dinner plate etc.

Paper

  • 1x Arches Watercolour Pad, Smooth, A4 (210 × 297mm), 300gsm - 15 sheet pad OR 5 sheets of this type of paper.

Other Materials

  • HB pencil
  • Hard white erasure eg. Staedler, Snap off Blade
  • 2x Water containers
  • Paint rag
  • UHU glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • An apron


IMPORTANT: Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


ART SUPPLY STOCKISTS

  • The Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • The Art Scene, West Ryde, Ph: 9807 6900 (incl. online shop)
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.