Practical Color Theory Exercises for Printmakers
An on-line class via Zoom
4 Mondays, June 1 to June 22nd
10am to 11:30am
Instructor: Liz Shepherd
At some point or another, most people have trouble mixing colors. You might know what color you want to end up with, but you aren’t sure how to get there. So, you start adding one color to another, mix it up and…oops, not what you hoped for. So, you try something else and before you know it, you have a vast supply of a disappointing color.
Sometimes you start a project with a color you like but you want to add a secondary color layer. But what will “look good”? There are a number of factors at play that make each subsequent color choice do its job to support the first.
This is an online class inspired by the work of Josef Albers and Johannes Itten, that is short on computer time and long on homework. You will be introduced to a series of color mixing exercises that will take you through some surprising discoveries. The Zoom call time will be used to share our results and for discussion.
You will need either acrylic or gauche paints (or watercolors, in a pinch), inexpensive drawing paper, and a small brush.