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Intensive Color Theory


  • Cole Gallery 107 Fifth Avenue S Edmonds, WA (map)
The Munsell Color Wheel. I will introduce you to other color wheels and practical uses for them all!

The Munsell Color Wheel. I will introduce you to other color wheels and practical uses for them all!

WHAT?

A two day color theory workshop for any level, artists of any medium. $225 per person.

WHY? 

Color is so complicated, and learning the rules and how to break them gives you a lot of power when you sit down to paint. Angela will take you through the theory, give you practical projects to help illustrate the theory, and helpful email summaries at the end of each class.

WHEN?

November 22 & 23rd, 11am-5pm each day.

WHERE?

Cole Gallery Studio, 107 Fifth Ave, Edmonds, WA

HOW? 

Sign up online or call Cole Gallery at (425) 697-2787 to reserve your place in this class. Supply lists are provided (below) and students receive 10% at ARTspot in downtown Edmonds!


"Tranquil Evening" 30x15 inches, Acrylic on canvas, Collection of Kristin Wright

"Tranquil Evening" 30x15 inches, Acrylic on canvas,
Collection of Kristin Wright

SUPPLY LIST

Paint (Acrylic paint is the best choice for color theory: it has rich, pigmented color; dries quickly, and can be mixed with water):

Heavy Body Acrylic Paint* (Preferred brands from most expensive to least expensive: Lascaux, Golden, Liquitex Professional, Holbein, Grumbacher Academy, Blick Artists Acrylic, Pebeo Acrylic Paint. AVOID: Liquitex Basics, any Michaels brand student grade paint). *Students may opt to use instructor’s paint if they would like for a supply fee of $40

  • Warm Red: Cadmium Red Light or Medium
  • Cool Red: Alizarin Crimson Permanent or Quinacridone Magenta
  • Warm Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Deep or Indian Yellow
  • Cool Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Warm Blue: Pthalo Blue (green), Prussian Blue, Anthroquinone Blue or Indanthrene Blue
  • Cool Blue: Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue
  • Titanium White
  • Viridian Green

(NOTE: the colours above are all included in the GOLDEN Color Theory Mixing set, you can purchase it at ARTspot)

  • Black: Lamp, Mars or Carbon
  • OPTIONAL COLORS: Titanium Buff, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna

Brushes: (for these small projects, bring what you have - I prefer an inexpensive, white filament brush suitable for oil or acrylic which has a slight stiffness to it).

  • 1 large flat brush for large areas of color (about 3/4 to 1 inch wide)
  • I small round (about 1/8” wide in diameter or larger)

Other:

  • Water receptacle
  • Paper Towel
  • Pencil and paper for note taking
  • Smartphone (if you have one)
  • Choose: One canvas panel: 11x14 or 16x20 to divide into quarters for a color study OR bring four small canvas panels, 5x7 to 8x10 in size.

"Foggy Fishin'" 5x7-inches, Acrylic on panel, Collection of Barbara Wyatt

"Foggy Fishin'" 5x7-inches, Acrylic on panel,
Collection of Barbara Wyatt

DAY ONE

1) Lecture:

a) Color Wheel Comparison and review:

  • The Munsell Wheel
  • The Quiller Wheel
  • The 3D Wheel

b) The Three Elements of Color:

  • Hue
  • Value
  • Intensity

c) Color Temperature

2) Lunch Break

3) Project: 3D color wheel creation

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DAY TWO

1) Project: 3D color wheel creation, continued

2) Lecture:

a) Slideshow: Masters of Color

  • Picasso
  • Mike Svob
  • Stephen Quiller
  • Anders Zorn

b) Rules of Color in a painting

  • Complementaries
  • Temperature
  • Values
  • Color Mixing

c) Breaking the rules

  • Using temperature instead of value (assigning warm colors to darks, cool to lights, etc)
  • Creating a new palette

Lunch Break

Project: Breaking the rules project from the lecture, includes a set project to work from (paper and resource supplied by instructor).

Earlier Event: September 14
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Later Event: April 24
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