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Controlling Color Creatively & Effectively
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Date: April 1 & 2, 2017 – Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 High Street. Sebastopol, CA 95472
Morning Session – Full color with a limited palette: learn the characteristics of your pigments.
Afternoon Session – Beautiful Neutrals: mix neutrals to enhance color schemes and express moods.
Morning Session – Color Value: determine the values of your colors for strong design and composition.
Afternoon Session – Color Choices: Choose color for its value and temperature rather than its hue.
The workshop begins with a clear and simplified explanation of basic color theory and how we experience color in the world. Next, we learn to create a full range of color with a limited palette of three to four pigments. From that strong foundation, working with a limited palette of six pigments, we mix beautiful neutrals that enhance our saturated hues. Finally, we explore color temperature and how it effects the strength of a painting.
Please bring a bag lunch, snacks and beverages.
Permanent Fine Tip marker such as Sharpie or Pigma Micron (02, 03 or 05)
Fountain Pen IF you have one and want to use it. Preferably filled with Noodler’s Black ink.
Sketchbook (any size, but minimum of 5” x 7”)
Watercolor 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
Watercolor 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 watercolor 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.
An additional mixing palette of any sort.
Watercolor paper (hot press and/or cold press) or small watercolor pad (quality paper, not student grade) approximately 11” x 14”. Two sheets should be plenty. I like using Rives BFK Printmaking Paper for exploring color schemes, but feel free to use whatever paper you are familiar with and enjoy working on.
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
Warm Reds: Cadmium Reds, Vermillion, Pyrrole Red, Cadmium Scarlet, Pyrrole Scarlet
Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding the materials list.