This blog is a virtual learning environment to support learners and tutors' practice/course content development. It is also to encourage learners and tutors to discuss, share and grow their artistic interest and skill. All work is copyright of the artists.
Today we got back into the swing of things with a look back at colour theory and in particular how to mix complementary colours to create a wealth of natural coloured greys. These exercises are great for training the eye to judge colour mixing, to be able to deconstruct a colour just by looking at it, to learn finer motor skills required for that extra light touch needed for the more subtle coloured greys. And we reinforce our understanding of the basic colour theory constructs. Here are our exercises from today, even the humble colour wheel can have its own character in the hands of our artists! Next week we go in search of the snow (see "WINTER SCENE/SNOW"resources page opposite for ideas):
We start term two tomorrow 24 January 2013. We will start by revisiting some core knowledge and skills around colour. See the RESOURCES page opposite "Colour Theory Exercises (Week One) for more information and things you can try after the lesson in your own time.
In week two we will move on to our first project which, topically perhaps(!), will be Winter Scenes/Snow followed by three further projects on: unusual perspectives in urban industrial landscapes; a fresh take on that ever useful workhorse genre, the still-life.
We will finish with a major project on a large format with subjects chosen by each learner. We will start our research into our final projects in week 2 leading up to week 8 when we will be ready to start the final project.
There will no breaks this term. We will work during February half term and our last class will be on 28 March 2013.