22FALL Introduction to Color & Painting Workshop THR 6:00PM (10/13-11/03)

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Instructor: Rebecca Madura / 4 weeks / Oct 13 - Nov 13 / Thursday / 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Class Size: 5-10

Description:    The power of color in a painting cannot be underestimated. Be it subdued, bright or absent, it is a key component of any artwork. The importance of understanding color theory far exceeds simply knowing how to mix colors together. Along with the ability to mix color, understanding color allows one to not only create unity, emphasis, but to convey emotion in a painting. Color can be intimidating for beginning painters.  Color theory is a body of principles that provide guidance on the relationship between colors and the physiological impacts of certain color combinations. As an artist, one does not need to be concerned with the complex underlying principles of color theory, but rather should understand general applications of color theory and color relationships. 

This workshop will begin your exploration of color by introducing basic color theory and how to mix colors. We will use the basic concepts of color theory to learn about how we perceive color. We will explore the qualities of color and color relationships, and how light affects color within a painting. 

(Note: for this workshop, we will work in oil paint since, unlike acrylic paints, the colors do not change when dry.)

Prerequisites: None

Supplies:

Beginning Oil Palette for color exploration:

This is cool palette (hues in caps)with a few warm hues.  ( If you already have paints – bring what you have. I will have all the colors to experiment with)

  • CERULEAN BLUE        
  • CADMIUM LEMON
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • ULTRAMARINE BLUE
  • Cobalt Blue (optional)
  • ALIZARIN CRIMSON
  • TITANIUM WHITE (large tube)
  • WINSOR RED  (or Cadmium Red)
  • YELLOW OCHRE  (neutral)
  • RAW UMBER
  • RAW SIENNA
  • ULTRAMARINE VIOLET
  • VIRIDIAN
  • Permanent Green (optional)
  • Magenta (can be mixed -red, white, ultramarine blue)
  • Galkyd, Liquin (wax optional), Neo Megilp, (liquin works the best with the wax – galkydand neo megilp don’t need the wax) 
  • Bar of soap (ie. lava), rags or good quality paper towels (I like the blue automotive towels), baby oil (preferred) or safflower oil (clean up)
  • Enamel, glass, or disposable palette.  (Dollar store baking sheets, glass plates also work well)
  • Palette knife.
  • painter’s tape
  • Brushes- various sizes (ie. 2,4,6,8,10,12,14) …Brights or filberts. A couple of rounds maybe be useful.  Sable, Sable essence, natural white bristle or Synthetic mixed brushes are recommended.
  • Painting supports and surfaces: various sized canvas (stretched or unstretched), canvas panel, gessoed cardboard or arches, or a pad of ARCHES oil paper for beginning pieces. (I suggest 8” x 10” or 12” x 16” max…square surfaces are good too!) Since this is a workshop, much of what we will be doing is considered studies, so inexpensive surfaces are fine!)

NOTE: solvents (gamsol,turpentine, turpenoid etc…) are not necessary! Oil brushes can cleaned with baby oil, and soap and water. Well cleaned brushes will last until you wear them out!

For your reference:

                    Color Palettes

warm palette:                       neutral:

Cobalt Blue                             Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Yellow                    Naples Yellow

Cadmium Red                         Raw Sienna

Cadmium Orange                   Titanium White

Permanent Green

Burnt Sienna

Flake White

Mars Black

Cool Palette:

Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine violet

Cerulean Blue

Viridian 

Magenta

Winsor Newton Red

Raw Umber

Burnt Umber

Ivory Black

Cadmium Yellow Pale or Lemon Yellow

 

Additional Details
Medium:
Workshops
Age:
Adult
Skill Level:
Beginning
Instructor:
Madura, Rebecca
Day:
Thursday
Time:
Evening