Exploring colour in oils and acrylics

Thursday 6 - 9 pm 4th - 25th August

  • Starts 4 Aug
  • 170 British pounds
  • Farquhar Road

Service Description

This is an exciting opportunity to learn and apply colour theory in your paintings. Each week you will build confidence in the use of colour whilst being inspired by various artists and their techniques. You will gain a working knowledge of how colours are used in compositions. You will enrich and broaden your painting skills using pure and mixed colours to achieve form, depth and compositional variety. You will also gain skills and knowledge in using contrasting colour, triad colour schemes and split complementaries in your pictures. Only 6 students in the group allows for comprehensive and thorough teaching, support and one-to-one feedback. This course is suitable for experienced practitioners and beginners. The course covers: Basic colour theory, using cool and warm contrasts in colour in compositions. Exploring the tactile and fluid quality of paint to achieve vibrant colour, colour tints and texture. Mixing neutral tones with colour to achieve a range of greys for shadows and mid tones. Colour impasto techniques. Using strong light and shadow relationships enabling you to use contrasting / complementary colours achieve 3D effects Planning a composition exploring combinations of colour contrasts, opposites and analogous colour schemes. Artists referred to include Vincent Van Gogh, Sonia Delauney, Henri Matisse, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley, Patrick Heron and others. Any questions - email us at info@artcourses.london These can be any of the following: Oil paints or watermixable Oil paints, or Acrylics Canvas or canvas paper, or mixed media all purpose paper Brushes


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 19 Farquhar Rd, London SE19 1SS, UK

    07866 422702

    info@artcourses.london