Beginning Color & Lighting for Painters


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Dates: 2 Wednesdays, September 17th & 24th, 2014

Meeting Times/Place: 2-5pm
Riley Street Art Supply, San Rafael
1138 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Class Size: 4-10


Through lectures and live-painting demos, this 2-week sessions will cover:

  • The 4 Properties of Color: Hue, Value, Saturation, & Temperatures

  • Color Wheel & Color Schemes: Monochromatic, Warms & Cools, Complementary, Split-Complementary, and Tertiary

  • “The 80-20 Rule” : Designing Color Harmony and Color Compositions in your paintings

  • The 6-Value Form Principle: How to paint realistic color and lighting conditions in your paintings

  • 3-Step Lighting Theory:  How to simplify a typical lighting scheme: key light, rim light, and global illumination that naturally occurs in interior still life, exterior landscapes, and portraitures.

  • Moods: how different colors affect moods

  • How to choose specific color schemes and design with dynamic color and lighting

**Though this class is taught with lecture and teacher demos using a combination of different paint mediums, these principles apply to any medium. Students are encouraged to do their homework, take notes, and follow along the demos with their preferred mediums. After registration, students will be sent a suggested materials list depending on their preferred mediums.

Cancellation policy: If the required minimum of students is not made 72 hours prior to the start of class, all course fees will be refunded.  If something happens and you cannot make the class, you MUST email the instructor at 72 hours prior to the start of class in order to get a full refund.   After 72 hours prior to the start of class, no refunds will be offered, however if you cannot make the class, you may transfer your registration to another student.


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