In this workshop you may work with acrylics, oils or watercolors
Paints: 2-ounce tubes or about 60 mml each of any paint. Different brands of paint have different names for their colors. Choose colors that are neither too dark nor too light.
|Acrylic Paint||Watercolors||Oil Paint**|
|Cadmium Red||Cadmium Red||Cadmium Red|
|Cadmium Yellow||Cadmium Yellow||Cadmium Yellow|
|Ultramarine Blue||Ultramarine Blue||Ultramarine Blue|
|Cadmium Orange||Orange||Cadmium Orange|
|Permanent Green||Green||Medium Green|
|Medium Violet||Violet||Purple or Violet|
|Titanium White||Titanium White||Titanium White|
**If working with oil paint you must bring and use only odorless mineral spirits for your cleaning solvent.
Any store or website will have a variety of brands, colors and qualities. Buy what your budget can allow but know that cheaper paints contain less color pigment in volume. A starter set containing primary and secondary colors in any of the mediums should be adequate for this workshop. If a set does not include Titanium White, add a separate tube of Titanium White to your purchase. Any hardware store will have odorless mineral spirits for your cleaning solvent.
Papers: If working in watercolor several single sheets or a pad of 140# (300 gsm) or heavier watercolor papers. Acrylic or Oil users bring single sheets or a pad of 100# (270gsm) Vellum • Smooth • 9”x12” or 14”x17” • Any brand
Brushes And Palette Knife: Bring a variety of inexpensive brushes. Paper towels for drying brushes and a palette knife. Water can for cleaning brushes.
- 9:00 AM
Introduce workshop, participants, and instructor
Discuss color theories, how to use a color wheel
- 10:0 AM
Demonstration and Mixing colors and making a color chart
- 12:00 PM
Demonstration and Color recipes for specific colors and uses
Artists work on their own; sharing materials as needed
- 3:30 PM
Critique the work that is made during the workshop
Answer questions and review the glossary
- 4:00 PM
End of the workshop
A Twenty-one two-sided handout is to be made available to each participant. Included in the handout: Workshop format and timing, Basic Principle of Art, Johannes Itten and Josef Albers Color Theories, Basic Palette arrangement, Color Formulas and Recipes, Color Chart, Color Theory Glossary, Color Theory Bibliography