Understanding Colour with Watercolours with Jaclyn
Duration: 1 hour
6 week course
Explore and understand how to use colours with watercolours!
Have you ever been confused by what colours to choose, how to mix and apply colours or what colours work best together? This understanding colour with watercolours 6 week course Jaclyn will help take the mystery out of colour mixing by taking you through the colour wheel and help you create some lovely colour studie
26th October: Painting the Colour Wheel
To start you off Jaclyn will introduce you to the colour wheel and chat through its importance for your paintings. This is a great foundation to start from as it will identify primary, secondary and tertiary colours and how they relate to each other.
02nd November: Monochromatic Painting
Once you have been introduced to the vast array of colours in the colour wheel you will now be shown how to produce paintings by limiting your selection. Monochromatic painting is a very effective way to create shade within your painting by using one base colour and altering the tint and brightness
09th November: Complimentary Colours
For this weeks class Jaclyn will introduce you to complementary colours. These colours sit directly opposite each other on the colour wheel and are used to create contrast and intensity in your paintings when placed beside one another.
16th November: Analogous Colours
This week we focus on creating much calmer paintings. Analogous colours are located adjacent and closer to each other on the colour wheel. When placed beside one another they create a much more calmer and less intense painting.
23rd November: Warm Palette
Identifying warm colours in your palette is an important part of creating the desired outcome with your paintings. Warm colours are associated with sun and fire which are colours such as yellow, red, orange and the different shades of these colours and help create a warmth to you paintings.
30th November: Cool Palette
Like a warm palette identifying cold colours in your palette can create a very different outcome to your paintings. Cold colours are associated with water, night and used alot in nature which are colours such as blue, green and purple and the different shades of these colours and help create a calming, relaxed finish.
Impress your friends and family with your very own exhibition at the end the course.
What you’ll learn:
- Understanding the use of colour and how it impacts your paintings.
- The confidence to develop your painting skills at a pace that suits you.
- Tips on how to approach the use of colour within your paintings.
What you’ll need:
To join this 6 week Beginners drawing course, our tutor suggest that you have the following materials.
- An eraser
- Watercolour paints
- 300gsm watercolour A4 pad
- Masking Tape
- A board
Jaclyn Stuart is an artist who works in St Andrews Scotland. She graduated from Grays School of Art with a BA Hons in Fine Art in 2000. She has taught art in many establishments including lecturing in Further Education. She now runs her own teaching business in St Andrews along with making and selling her own artwork. She works in watercolour, acrylics, oils and inks.
Joining our live classes
Our ‘live’ classes will take place via Zoom. We’d recommend using a laptop or desktop if possible to make it easier for you to take part. Upon booking your class, you will receive an email confirmation with full details of how to join and your link to the zoom class.
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