The Art of Color with Andrea Cermanski
“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ” -Oscar Wilde
Understanding color theory and applying these principles to an artwork can be the difference between a mediocre painting and a masterpiece. This course is designed for students who would like to advance their art making by learning color techniques. By the end of the workshop students will understand color theory and will feel confident about color choices in art making. All courses can be adapted to meet students’ individual needs. All materials are supplied, and non-toxic acrylic paints are used for the workshops.
Color Course Selections:
Basic Color Theory-3 hours
In this class students will learn the basic principles of color theory. Students will learn how to make a color wheel, color mixing and the use of color to create various visual effects. Students will start a painting using their own mixed colors.
Intermediate Color Theory-3 hours
In this class students will learn intermediate color theory techniques using color schemes and creating space through color. Students will learn how to use analogous, complementary and monochromatic colors, and will learn how to create shallow, deep and ambiguous space. Students will start a painting using their own mixed colors.
Advanced Color Theory-3 hours
In this class students will learn advanced color theory techniques and will learn how to mix a wide variety of colors using only the primaries (red, blue and yellow). Students will also learn about using earth tones and will mix their own neutral shades. Students will be asked to bring 5 unique colors from a magazine and they will learn how to mix those exact colors. Students will start a painting using their own mixed colors.