Colour Theory - Mixing Skin Tones

Creating natural skins tones is one of the most difficult aspects of painting for both experts and beginners alike. Join us on this two day intensive course as we teach you the fundamentals of colour theory with a particular focus on mixing these tricky colours...

Description

Creating natural skins tones is one of the most difficult aspects of painting for both experts and beginners alike. Join us on this two day intensive course as we teach you the fundamentals of colour theory with a particular focus on mixing these tricky colours. Through a series of comprehensive exercises you will learn the three main aspects of colour - hue, value, and chroma – and create a series of colour charts which will serve as a reference for mixing skin tones both in the class and for your future artistic practice at home.

With reference to paintings both classical and contemporary you will further explore techniques to express the complexities of this subject matter including, underpainting, glazing and paint application. By working both from imagination and life, you will learn the techniques necessary to create a range of skin tones and qualities, for a variety of purposes.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you will learn to not only mix a range of natural looking skin tones but you will also learn how to match skin tones of a particular subject or model. In addition, you will have reviewed the fundamentals of colour theory and have several colour charts which you can continue to use in your own practice.

Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to learn more about colour mixing and matching skin tones. A staple course for any aspiring painter keen to master their medium.

Course Level
Beginners


Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A Palette

  • 2 x Jam jars with lids 

  • A palette knife

  • Selection of brushes (Preferably soft and hard)

  • A selection of oil paints ( a selection of paints will also be provided by the college) – including: Titanium White, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow & Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red , Alizarin Crimson, Viridian Green, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue & Windsor Violet.

  • Old rags, to clean your brushes

  • Solvent – preferably Sansodor or Zest It

  • Refined linseed oil

  • An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.




Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
21/03/2018 - 22/03/2018Wednesday - Thursday10:00 - 16:002 Days£399Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
15/08/2018 - 16/08/2018Wednesday - Thursday10:00 - 16:002 Days£399Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket