Online Color Theory Class
next class begins May 23, 2011
9 week online course $60
Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create helpful charts, all providing you with the tools you’ll need to see color in a whole new light.
As part of this class you will start a color journal and learn to mix color using textile paints, creating charts to address the different color theory principles.
The color wheel
Tints, Shades and Tones
Value Color Studies
The class website is designed for students to work at their own pace with each lesson accessible at any time. The lessons include color diagrams and examples with explanations of the different principles for working with color. After each lesson you will make a useful chart, from color swatches that you create by blending different colors of paint, to help you understand the concepts being covered each week. An accompanying online discussion group allows students to share work, get feedback and ask questions through out the class.a testimonial from one of my recent color theory students:
First, I want to thank you for the wonderful lessons and recommended book. I took my time with the lessons and really tried to understand the material. I am a bit embarrassed to say I have been sewing for 20 years and am just now taking the time to explore color- in the proper way. And really take a look at the color wheel and UNDERSTAND it’s use. Not just pick it up and take it to the store with me. Very sad how much I have been missing.I have dyed fabric for the past few years and am amazed at how much this class will help me as well.
I was most intrigued by how much I loved the burnt sienna palette and never liked these colors before. Seeing how they interacted with each other was really lovely. it was another lesson on how I must try colors and not just rely on the safety of certain colors.
I do again thank you. I would recommend this class to one and all. I was intimidated by the thought of painting but I shouldn’t have been. Because that just isn’t the point.
With much more enthusiasm for color and appreciation of a great teacher