Fifty Shades of Colour


Are you ready to celebrate the world of the human spirit through art and colour? In this art course we focus on colour theory, we create our own colour wheel, and create some amazing paintings!

Westfield Penrith on Friday

Beginning 12/2/2021 from 14:30:00 to 16:30:00

for 8 weeks


Topics Covered include:

In this session we create our colour wheel using ONLY 3 primary colours. Though this can be a time consuming project, it’s invaluable as an artist to make your own colour wheel. It really helps you understand colour on a deeper level and will support your understanding of colour harmonies more intuitively. It’s also fun and meditative! In this session we create a painting using a monochromatic scheme that uses just one colour in all shades, tints and tones. It's relatively simple and clean, good for a single subject and can help set a very specific atmosphere or mood. In this session we create a painting using an analogous scheme, this often occurs naturally, analogous colour schemes are serene and comfortable. They are made of colours that sit next to each other on the colour wheel. In this session we create a painting using the complementary scheme. This popular scheme's colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel. In this session we create a painting using the triadic scheme. The triadic scheme is made from colours that are equally spaced on the wheel in the form of a triangle. Triadic schemes can create drama and contrast without the tension of a complementary scheme. In this session we create a painting using a split-complementary scheme. This scheme is really lovely! It's perky, upbeat and lively! It varies from the complementary scheme by, instead of choosing one opposite colour, choose one on either side of the opposite colour. As with the other schemes it can work best when one colour is to be dominant. In this session we create a painting using the tetradic scheme. The tetradic scheme is made of two pairs of colours on opposite sides of the wheel (double complementary). They form the points of a rectangle or square. In this session we create a painting either using an analogous-complementary colour scheme or a split-analogous colour scheme. The analogous-complementary scheme is a little bit of a sub-set of the analogous colour scheme and can be used to ‘liven’ up an analogous colour scheme somewhat if it feels too dull. The split-analogous is another subset off the analogous colour scheme. In this scheme you skip a colour between three analogous colours of the colour wheel.

Course Outcome

Learn how the colours on the colour wheel are created and understand how to use the colour wheel to create some amazing paintings.

On the first session bring

A4 Watercolour Pad 180gsm + Acrylic Paint: 1 tube of light Blue, Yellow, Red, White & Black A set of acrylic paint brushes Pencil and eraser Black fineliner A sheet of Graphite Paper A pad of Tracing Paper

Items to be purchased during the course

Posca paint pens - white & black $75

Special Issues To Note

NCC Code: 85FIFM121



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