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Oil Painting Basics: Make Color Sing

A Journey into Harmonious Colors! 2-session workshop 4/1 and 4/8 2024

  • Starts Apr 1
  • 80 US dollars
  • KIFA - Kent Island Federation of Arts

Available spots


Service Description

[NOTE: We will be using oil paints for this class, but this class is for anyone who mixes color! Oils won’t dry on us during the course. You do NOT have to be an oil painter to get the full benefit of the class.] You can create nearly any color you need in your paintings by mixing just three colors! Unleash the artist within you in this captivating two-session workshop guided by Brian Sutton. Join us for six immersive hours over two days, where Brian will unravel the secrets of transforming your paintings into harmonious creations using a limited palette of just three colors plus white and black. Discover the Magic of Color Mixing Explore the fascinating world of color as Brian teaches you to mix the entire color wheel with precision. Using only three primary colors, unlock the potential to create an array of colors, shades and tones. You can mix nearly every color with these five paints! Week 1: Basics and Exploration Basics of value and color relationships Understanding color temperature in selecting your palette Choosing the right primaries in a limited palette Hands-on application: Mixing the color wheel with provided paints Delve into the concept of harmonious color schemes and their impact Week 2: Mixing for Mastery Practical application: Mixing a harmonious palette and completing a painting Unlock the magic of warm and cool variations in your primaries for stunning results! Experience the joy of color exploration with a set of 37mL tubes of oil paint, a color wheel and a small painting surface provided from your materials fee. Delve into your artistic journey with Prussian Blue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, and Bright Red, plus a black and a white. Keep the supplies when class is over! We’ll loan you a palette knife for mixing and a brush for painting. You may also bring your own if you have a preferred brush. Something small, perhaps a #4 flat or bright, will do. We will not be doing any precision painting. Limited Size, Maximum Creativity: This workshop is designed for an intimate group of 8, ensuring personalized attention for each participant. Don't miss your chance to immerse yourself in this transformative experience. Gather your friends and secure your spots now! Pre-registration is required. What are you waiting for? Sign up today and let your artistic journey begin! Tuition is $45 per student at time of registration. There is a separate mandatory materials fee of $35 per student. You keep all the supplies to practice at home!


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