July’s Workshop: COLOR THEORY and COLOR MIXING Workshop
What this workshop will be focusing on is the understanding of color theory and how color mixing adds to an artist’s creative toolkit. You’ll learn to mix and you will always be able to get that just right color. No more buying every color offered or mixing a large amount of paint to not be able to find that color again.
The range of expression and feeling in your artwork will be greatly enhanced. Being able to masterfully communicate with color can bring your artwork to the next level.
Humans began to see color about 30 million years ago. The cave paintings in France (17,000 BCE to 15,000BCE ) used a limited color pallete of earth tones. Later sites show evidence of yellows and greens in the hunting scenes. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first Color Wheel in 1704 as part of his Optiks study.
Oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels and digital Art have broadened and expanded our use of color and color mixing today. We will be discussing these materials and more.
Day One. Can’t seem to make your secondary colors? In this three day workshop we’ll explore the basic and secondary colors of the Color Wheel. Mixing the secondary colors from the basic colors. We’ll then explore tints and shades of select colors.
Day Two. Using mixed complementary colors, we’ll create landscape images using first the combination of Yellow with Purple and then secondly using orange and blue to create different visual impressions.
Day Three. Warm and cool colors combined with lights and darks will be used to enhance depth and atmosphere in landscape images.
Workshop will be hosted in the Art Store studio from 10am to noon. A lunch hour given. resuming at 1:00PM to 4:00 PM from
SUPPLIES: All provided by the Art Store studio
Red, Yellow and Blue acrylic paint
White and Gray acrylic Paint
Brushes – provided
Pallet or pallet paper
Canvas Boards 3 to 5 or Canvas paper pad 11 x 14 or 9 x 12 (10 ) pages Charcoal for drawing
Max attendance is limited to 8. As well as this is a mask choice studio. The studio is sanitized daily, the exhaust system exchanging air during the day. Social Distancing will reviewed. If you are able to wear a mask, please do so. If you have any physical and/or mental limitation to doing so, please feel free to do the best for your health.
Instructor: Patrick Harper.