ONLINE Creative Colour: Glorious Greens - Wed 28th June 2023 at 10am
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Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we would encourage students to participate live and work along with Karen, if possible.
A video playback service will still be provided to all students for 60 days.
Wed 28th June 10am - 12pm
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for anyone interested in colour; beginners and beyond! There will be elements of work-along during this workshop, so we would encourage students to have their materials to hand, ready to participate live during the class.
In the fourth of our colour workshops we will explore glorious greens. From the bright zingy greens of spring landscapes, to the deep earthy hues of the forest and the turquoise greens of tropical coasts, green is a wide-ranging and sometimes challenging colour to work with. Intrinsically linked to the natural world, we will explore this complex colour through landscapes and the lushness of plants and flowers.
In each workshop we will look briefly at cultural and artistic references around our chosen hue, then make our own reference boards collecting colours from a variety of sources. We will put this to practical use with colour-swatching, mixing and exploring colour relationships. This will be the springboard to a series of fun exercises which you can work along with if you wish…. these will be different for each Creative Colour workshop, allowing you to build an exciting collection of approaches and images to fill a sketchbook, make into cards, or hang on the wall!
These Creative Colour workshops are a chance to learn a bit of colour theory in a playful, relaxed and informative way…. they are suitable for everyone who has an enthusiasm for all things colourful! No experience needed, Karen will be doing lots of demos and will give step-by-step instructions. You can work in watercolour, gouache or acrylics – the emphasis will be on understanding colour rather than specific paint techniques.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- Colour mixing using modern & traditional primaries
- Understanding colour relationships
- Using contrast to make a painting ‘pop’
- Exploring transparency & opacity
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- A4 watercolour or mixed media paper (200gsm or heavier)
- Acrylics: Process Magenta, Process Blue/Cyan, Ultramarine, Process Yellow, Black, White (I would recommend Daler Rowney System 3)
- Watercolour: Permanent Rose, Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Cadmium Yellow Light, Paynes Grey, White Gouache
- Gouache: Primary Red, Primary Blue, Ultramarine, Primary Yellow, White, Black
If you have any other shades of blue or yellow in your kit, please feel free to use them.
- Brushes – whatever you have – I would recommend a flat synthetic and a round synthetic
- Palette knife or old credit card
- Set of basic oil pastels (if you have them)
- Mixing palette / plate
- Kitchen roll, water pots, apron or old shirt (especially if using acrylics!)
Links to suppliers
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Karen will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.