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...
Taught by: Julia Davenne.
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.
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.
Julia Davenne graduated with a degree in Fine Art: Painting from Central St Martins and a Post Graduate Diploma in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts. Julia’s work is landscape based, combining drawing and painting. After being awarded a research scholarship to work in Norway, Julia pursued her practice there for 5 years, focusing on drawing, and worked in two International schools, teaching students from around the world. Since 2007 Julia has been course leader of the English Plus: Art and Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, and before that she taught at Yeovil College of Art, Somerset, on the Foundation Painting degree course.
Julia has works in private collections in the UK, Norway and Sweden, and the De Vigier Foundation, Switzerland
Please bring the following items with you on the first day:
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
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.