Friday 10am - 1.00pm - Colour Theory with Iryna Haslam

Colour theory make it easy. The art of mixing colours.Class Materials will be provided for the first couple of lessons, and you will be advised on what would be beneficial for future classes and for practice at home. 
Who is this course for? 

The Colour theory course is suitable for visual artists,  enthusiasts and students who practicing all sorts of  visual media. Also it could be useful for stylists, designers, photographers who actively use colour in their practice. All practical exercises of the Colour theory course will be  delivered through watercolour media and can be easily modified into any creative field. 

What  are we going to do?

• Learning in depth main characteristics of colour-Hue, Value,Intensity and ways of colour modification
• Learn essential vocabulary and use it in our language to identify colours.
• Develop practical skills of mixing colours using watercolour medium. 
• Combine Colour theory with practicing painting from still life/photo references/movie screenshots.
• Developing observational skills to find harmonious colour combinations in everyday life

 Attending classes regularly you will be able to:

• Understand how to find and identify harmonious colour combinations in  nature, painting, photography, cinematography, textile, interior design , etc. 
•  Learning the vocabulary of colour
• Working with colour and mix complex hues using watercolour medium
•  Successfully use minimum amount of colours to create extensive  palette 
•  Create your own unique palette based on personal colours preferences  

Lesson 1. Hue. The Primarily, Secondary, Tertiary colours. Analogous and Complementary colours.
Practical work on creating Johannes Itten Colour Wheel. Practice on identifying hues based on photo reference.Homework.

Lesson 2. Importance of Value in Colour theory. Practical work on Seven-step grey value scale. Practical exercise on identifying values from photo reference.Homework.

Lesson 3. Intensity. Brightness and dullness of colour. Ways to dull colours. Practical work  on seven-step intensity scale. James Gurney’s Colour Wheel. Homework.

LESSON 4. From naming to mixing.Practical workshop. Using extended version of Colour Wheel with all attributes of colour: Hue, Value, Intensity as a practical tool in your everyday practice.

LESSON 5. Complimentary colours of Orange and Blue.Modification of the local colour.  Still life/or photo reference based exercise.Homework.

Lesson 6. Complimentary colours of Yellow and Violet. Modification of the local colour. Ways of colour transformation. Still life/or photo reference based exercise.Homework.

Lesson 7. Complimentary colours of Red and Green. Modification of the  local colour.Ways of colour transformation Practice still life/or photo reference based exercise.Homework.

 Lesson 8. Complimentary colours of  Pink and Yellow-Green. Modification of the  local colour. Ways of colour transformation. Practice still life/or photo reference based exercise.Homework.

Lesson 10.Complimentary colours  Red-Orange and Blue-Green. Modification of the local colour. Ways of colour transformation. Practice still life/or photo reference based exercise.Homework.

Lesson 11. Complimentary colours of Yellow-Orange and Blue-Violet. Modification of the local colour. Ways of colour transformation. Practice still life/or photo reference based exercise.Homework.

Lesson 12. The Constancies: Seeing and Believing. Ways Light changes colour. Ways colours affect each other. 
Practical work.Homework.


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