October 3-5 2017 in Swansea,Wales, UK
Swansea Print Workshop
19A Clarence Street, Swansea, SA 3QR, UK –www.swanseaprintworkshop.org.uk
Title: Enhanced Colour for Artists and Printmakers
Morning – Full Colour with a limited palette: learn the characteristics of pigments.
Afternoon – The effects of layering colours on top of one another and predetermining the outcome.
Morning – Colour Tone: determine the tone (value) of a colour at full saturation. Choose colour for its tone and temperature rather than its hue.
Afternoon – How layering colour effects tone and temperature of colour.
Morning – Introduction to beautiful neutrals using near complements. Create neutrals with layered colour to enhance areas where more fully saturated colour is desired.
Afternoon – Review of colour theory, color tone and color temperature. Making colour choices that enhance and strengthen your work.
Please remember to bring a bag lunch, snacks and drinks.
We begin with a simplified explanation of basic colour theory and how it can be helpful to determine the result of applying layers of colour during the printmaking process. Next, we determine colour tone (value) on our palettes and observe how the tone and hue changes when pigments are mixed or layered. From that strong foundation of understanding how pigments interact, we will mix beautiful neutrals using a limited palette of six pigments to further understand and predict the result of layered interactions. Finally, we explore how choosing colour by tone and temperature can strengthen both design and composition.
Fee: $180 USD
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Permanent Fine Tip marker such as Sharpie or Pigma Micron (02, 03 or 05)
Sketchbook (any size, but minimum of 5” x 7”)
Watercolour brushes – I suggest a round #10 and a round #6 with a good point. Three containers for water
Painting smock or apron if you wish
Watercolour tubes, not pans (One each of any cool yellow, warm yellow, cool blue, warm blue, cool red and warm red) A total of six tubes of watercolour pigment, two yellows, two blues & two reds.) See listing of pigments, at the end of this list, to determine your choices.
Watercolor mixing palette, preferably a circular palette with ten to twelve wells.
A separate mixing palette of any sort.
Watercolour paper (hot press and/or cold press) or small watercolour pad (quality paper, not student grade) approximately 11” x 14”. Four sheets should be plenty. I like using Rives BFK Printmaking Paper for exploring colour schemes., but feel free to use your favorite paper, one that you enjoy painting on and you are familiar with how it responds to paint.
Cool Yellows: Cadmium Lemon, Hansa Yellows, Bismuth Yellow, Lemon Yellows, Nickel Titanate, Aureolin
Warm Yellows: Cadmium Yellows, Hansa Yellow Deep, Gamboge, Nickel Dioxine, Yellow Ochre
Cool Blues: Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue, Manganese Blue, Joe’s Blue
Warm Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Indanthrone Blue
Cool Reds: Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Carmine, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Crimson