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Understanding Color and Color Mixing

Course number : NCR 9711   
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Whether you are painting in Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic or Gouache, this class is for you. This class will help if you have ever had any difficulty mixing colors or choosing a combination of colors for your paintings.

Using just a limited number of tube colors, you will learn how to directly and accurately mix the exact colors you need and want for each painting. You will also learn, with the help of the Three Bears, how to understand the Color Wheel and use it as an invaluable aid to making your paintings more harmonious overall.

Handouts will be shared to help you to remember what you will be learning in this class.

Materials List
Acrylic, Water based Oil or Gouache Paints in the following colors
Cadmium Yellow (med or pale) - (a yellow that leans towards orange -warmer)
Lemon (Hansa) Yellow  - (a yellow that leans towards green -cooler)
Prussian or Thalo Blue - (a blue that leans towards green – cooler)
Ultramarine Blue – (a blue that leans towards purple – warmer)
Permanent Rose– (a red that leans towards purple – cooler)
Cadmium Red – (a red that leans towards orange – warmer)
Burnt Sienna – (an orange earth tone – warm)
Yellow Ochre – ( a neutral yellow tone – warm)
Titanium White - ( cool)

Surfaces and brushes for Acrylic and Oil
Fredrix Canvas Pad, 9”x12” (10 sheets)
One or two Hog Bristle Brushes, Bright or Filbert, size #8,or  approximately ½”
Or Acrylic Synthetic brushes
 
Surfaces for Gouache
Watercolor paper as below or
Acrylic Synthetic brushes or synthetic watercolor brushes.
 
Watercolor Paints
Cadmium Yellow - (a yellow that leans towards orange -warmer)
Hansa Yellow  - (a yellow that leans towards green -cooler)
Prussian Blue - (a blue that leans towards green – cooler)
French Ultramarine Blue – (a blue that leans towards purple – warmer)
Permanent Rose– (a red that leans towards purple – cooler)
Cadmium Red – (a red that leans towards orange – warmer)
Burnt Sienna – (an orange earth tone – warm)
Raw Sienna – ( a neutral yellow tone – warm)
 
Surfaces and brushes for Watercolor
Fabriano Artistico or Arches Watercolor Paper 140lb weight, Cold Press. Approx 8 sheets min. 8”x10”each
Loew Cornell Brush, La Corneille Series 7300, Shader ½” flat
Or 7200 series round #6,  #8, #10
Or Princeton Watercolor brushes in the same sizes
 
Sundries
Apron
COLOR WHEEL,(by the Color Wheel Company), 
Mixing tray, palette, or freezer paper
Water Container – clear plastic
Paper Towel
Wet Wipes – optional
Water spray bottle for ACRYLIC and GOUACHE
 
Sources for these materials locally include
Art Central Monterey Street SLO
The Artery, Atascadero
Michaels Hobbies
 
On-Line Sources
Dickblick.com
Jerrysartarama.com
Cheapjoes.com

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Location
Cal Poly Fisher Science Bldg. 33

Instructor
Tricia Reichert 

 

Notice

Please read:  Cal Poly may require a parking permit. See the link for more information: https://afd.calpoly.edu/parking. Please see materials list on website.

Tuition: 

$169.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/4/2020 - 2/8/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Fisher Science Bldg. 33  Map, Room: 457 Tricia Reichert  Lecture