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LIVE on Zoom (requires a computer, tablet or smart phone with a camera enabled).
Having a solid understanding of color mixing and composition is essential when it comes to creating artwork that feels balanced and cohesive. These basic principles are important elements to integrate whether it be abstract art, collage or mixed media. In this class we dive deeper into color mixing as we take a closer look at the variations in reds, yellow, greens and blues. We also cover earth tones as well as learn how to create different shades of gray from warm to cool. You will learn how to create your own color combinations that work together and create a sense of harmony in your artwork. We will then apply these different color scales and combinations along with collage material towards understanding a variety of composition designs. In this class you will gain the confidence to create artwork that feels more grounded and visually appealing. It is recommended that you have had some basic color mixing (ie. color wheel, tints, shades, etc.) experience or have taking my Color Mixing Essentials course. Adult ages 18+
If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing.
Here are the materials you will need for this class:
- Acrylic Paint (Note: Any of the 12 color sampler sets listed below should be sufficient and usually contains most of the colors required for this class. You may need to supplement a few colors. Stay away from Michaels brand Artist Loft. They do not contain enough pigment for true color mixing).
- Mars Black
- Paynes Gray
- Titanium White
- Phthalo (Phthalocyanne or Virdian) Green
- Sap (or Light) Green
- Ultramarine Blue
- Phthalo Blue
- Primary Blue (Optional)
- Lemon or Medium Yellow
- Primary Yellow (Optional)
- Yellow Ochre
- Crimson Red
Cadmium Red Light (also named Scarlet Red or Brilliant Red)
- Primary Red (Optional)
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Raw Umber
- 140 lb. watercolor paper ( 9 x 12 in.)
- 7 x 10 in. Canson XL Mixed Media Pad (or any size art journal)
- Paint brushes (1/2” wide Flat, 1” wide Flat (or #8 Filbert), small round)
- Butcher Tray, painting palette (no wells), white plastic plate OR disposable paper palette pad
- Cup to hold water & brushes
- Xacto Knife or Scissors
- Mod Podge, Decoupage OR Acrylic Matte Medium
- Collage materials (ie. handmade papers, text pages, magazines, etc.) Keep non-objective/abstract
New to using Zoom?
Here is a quick video on how to join the classroom
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Don’t have a computer with video & audio? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live?
No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so you have the Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.
Email Recordings: You don’t need to attend any of the Zoom classes LIVE, but instead you have the option to take the class by watching the recordings that will be emailed to you after each weekly class has ended. You will receive all the same PDFs of weekly lessons and instructions. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. With this option, since you also receive the Zoom Classroom link weekly, you will have the freedom to join the classes LIVE if you ever change your mind. Recordings will be available for viewing for the duration of the class only.