Color Theory

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4 Week Class for $140.00

Two hour classes meet once a week for four weeks

Sign up today to reserve a spot.  Classes are limited to 8 students.

Please note there are no make-up classes or credits for classes missed!

When executing a painting an artist must consider many things; Line, Value, Composition, Perspective and Color. Attempting all of these concepts while in a full painting can be overwhelming.  We at the Schissler Academy believe it is important to study one concept at a time.  An understanding of each of these concepts make for an accomplished artist. We are now offering a course of study in Color Mixing as part of a series in Color Theory.
Most painting problems and their solutions center around color choices and how they are used. This course introduces the artist to basic color concepts necessary in making decisions that will improve their painting skills. The student will learn about color mixture and their relationships. Students will also learn to make many colors from a limited full-spectrum palette. Students will create a reference of 500 mixtures that can be hung in the studio to use as a guide as you paint. While there are hundreds of colors premixed in tubes, there never seems to be the exact one you need at the time you need it. The studies created in this course will provide students the depth of knowledge and experience needed to be able to mix colors that cannot be bought in a tube.
We will answer questions about why past masters chose certain colors to achieve certain affects. Students will learn what colors are best for glazing, direct, and impressionistic approaches to painting as well as explore what colors are most commonly used on the professional artist's palette.