UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF COLOUR
For all, any medium
Colour draws us in and excites us, it indicates mood in a painting, it helps express our ideas and capture the viewer.Yet colour theory and it’s jargon is often a mystery!
Trained in colour analysis, Liana brings a unique and simple perspective to demystifying the confusing rules of colour. She will demonstrate the main characteristics of colour that you need and introduce the colour wheel suggesting useful colour relationships and their use. You can experiment in any medium you choose and capture the learning to take forward into your work. A practical and glorious day immersed in colour!
Known for her fun, thorough and professional classes with lots of demonstration, Liana brings a lightheartedness and willingness to support each students’ interests, particularly in this time of small, distanced classes [in a large airy studio].
‘Tutor so knowledgeable, helpful and kind. I have learn’t so much’ C.M.
10.30 - 4.30
MATERIALS LIST FOR ‘ANY MEDIA’ COURSES
2 big yogurt pots for water
Soft Pencil eg 2b & Putty rubber
Notebook & scrap paper
A kitchen sponge with a scourer side
Paints/pastel etc, at least student quality
In all media these are a very versatile range in warm and cool versions
Lemon , raw sienna, cadmium yellow
Crimson and cadmium red
Burnt umber and paynes grey
Ultramarine and Prussian blue
White [in water colour make this gouache]
Bring a range of brushes eg a 1’’ hake , no.12 and 6 synthetic soft brushes include a squre headed one
Acrylics need stiff bristles brushes first -1-2’’ diy brush
Then selection of square and round headed. Bargain shops and ‘THE WORKS’ sell several on a card from £1.50 for the set,these are fine.
A palette knife is used for mixing and applying acrylics. Cheap plastic sets at the works will get you started. Good range of metal ones at hobby craft.
140 lb /300gram water colour paper is necessary for all painting [except oil] several sheets of A3 can be cut down as necessary,’rough’ gives nice texture. Avoid mixed media paper for w/col
With acrylics and oils canvas paper or board or stretched can be nicer to paint on, esp for a finished painting, in that ascending order. Size a4 to a3 depending on yr preference and speed of painting!
Linseed and turps for oils.
Art materials are never ending! [ However quality paints are superior] Bring what you have / basics from above. Explore reasonably priced ranges ,you can always upgrade if you get into that media. Liana x