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26th-28th February: Mastering colour 3 day intensive workshop


  • Vicki Norman Studio 12A Moat Street Bridgnorth WV16 4EP (map)
Munsell de-saturation scales

Take your control and understanding to a higher level with this 3 day intensive course on colour theory and colour mixing.
With a technical, academic approach to colour, first, learn to accurately identify and mix colours using a reliable method that works every time.

Starting with a study of traditional colour theory we will produce our own colour charts and resources to use for future reference.   
Then, we will use these charts to learn how to match colours accurately and reliably.  

Through a series of exercises and lectures we will deepen our understanding of colour harmony and balance, finding out how and why colours affect one another in a piece of artwork.

Using simple methods, we will learn how to select a ‘palette’ of colours that will reflect the mood we want to evoke – and how to create paintings that sing!

Suitable for learners in all media. Some previous painting experience is necessary to get the most from this course.

Fee £180 per person maximum of 8 places available send booking enquiry

Materials required:

Paints; please bring whatever medium you would like to study, and whatever colours you already have. Recommended pigments are as follows – please note that colour ‘names' will vary according to the manufacturer, the colours listed here are the actual pigments you will require, these are often to be found in very small print on the reverse of the paint tube label! 
Lemon yellow or cadmium lemon
Cadmium yellow medium or golden
Cadmium red light
Alizarin crimson and/or quinacridone rose
Ultramarine blue
Phthalocyanine blue (green shade)
Brushes appropriate to your choice of medium
Paper or boards on which to paint, approx 10 pages or boards A4 size or larger
Notebook and pen
Pencil
Ruler

PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH EACH DAY