Portland OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Jane Davies
9:00 - 4:30
Monday & Tuesday Feb 12 & 13

P229 - Beyond the Color Wheel: Exploring Color and Pigment (in acrylic paint)

$ 295  


This is a color-mixing workshop that will give you a deeper understanding of your paints and pigments. We will begin by exploring value (light and dark), saturation (brightness), and transparency. Spend the first day delving into your paints, coaxing them into colors and configurations you never dreamed of! On the second day we will develop personal color palettes, using harmonies and contrasts that speak to you. This is not your mother’s Color Theory class, nor is it about prescribed color schemes that “work.” It is about the mechanics of color and pigment. Seeing color through this lens will allow you to develop your personal style and express who you are with paint.

A basic understanding of color relationships and terminology are required for this class. Terms you should be familiar with: primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary, analogous, value, saturation. If these are all terms you understand, you can take this class.

Supply list to bring to class:

Paints: bring all your acrylic paints. I recommend the following:
• Pyrrole Red or Napthol Red
• Qinacridone Magenta or Primary Magenta
• Pyrrole Orange and/or Cadmium Orange Hue (med)
• Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
• Diarylide Yellow
• Hansa Yellow Medium
• Indian Yellow Hue
• Green-Gold
• Permanent Green Light
• Some kind of turquoise
• Manganese Blue Hue
• Anthriquinone Blue or Ultramarine
• Permanent Violet Dark
• Carbon Black
• Blick Matte Acrylic white (8 oz) or Titanium White
• Any paints that you use frequenty

Paper: Smooth printmaking paper, such as Stonehenge (this is what I use), or smooth, hot-press, watercolor paper, cut to 8”x8” or 8”x10” or 10”x10”; about twelve pieces.

Glazing Medium or Glazing Liquid: this keeps your paints wet longer, and extends (dilutes) them.

Matte Medium: I recommend Utrecht (available at Blick) for collage applications.

Brushes: bring what you are comfortable with. Look at my Favorite Materials page on my website for a link to the brushes I use. Several sizes.

Palette Knife: for mixing paints on the palette

Palette: pad of paper style disposable palette

Container for water

Big Fat Roll of Paper Towels

I provide:
Loads of Cheap Drawing Paper for studies
Chocolate (good chocolate)
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of Stupidity

Supply fee is $5 paid to instructor at beginning of class:
 Yes, $5 for $3 worth of cheap drawing paper. The extra pays for my time and expense of ordering it and getting it to the workshop.