Colour Theory II
Materials Not Included
Instructor: Lauren McKinley Renzetti
In this second workshop, the use of colour in practical exercises will help hone the skills of what colours to use & when. We will continue to look at colour theorists Itten, Munsell and Klee and use colour language. We will look at creating depth, space, lustre, luminosity as well as the theory of extension and simultaneous contrast.
We supply paper for exercises, water containers, paper towels.
you bring palette, brushes, paint, a lunch and a beverage
As the true nature of this workshop is getting to know what your paint can do mixing wise bring what you have of the below. You can top up at the store if need be.
However, if you are really keen about learning colour theory the Acryla Gouache by Holbein is an amazing product as it does not have any sheen and is opaque. It was designed for colour theory in mind.
PAINT: The minimum colours needed for this workshop are:
primary red or primary magenta
primary blue or cyan
If true primaries are unavailable then owning a medium red, magenta, lemon yellow, medium yellow, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue (green shade) are your best options. Paint can be Holbein Acryla Gouache, Gouache or Acrylic. Avoid oil, watercolour or tempera as they have challenges that do not work well with colour theory.
Take the test!
Try these two colour tests that helps you know what you really see:
Lauren passed on these handy links for your perusal:
BLENDOKU – http://www.blendoku.com/
These are two free games for phones or tablets. They are fun and great at getting your colour IQ and acuity up.
For people who want to see what a mix looks like without using up paint or possibly without the paint. Super cool!