10:30 am – 1:30 pm



Understanding Colour Theory

with Michael Downs

Colour is one of the most vital elements in art. It directs how the eyes move around a painting, while invoking a variety of emotions, including excitement, passion, calmness and mystery. In this three-hour workshop, Michael Downs will explain all you need to know about colour theory. With over thirty-five years of study, he boils it down to the essentials in an easy-to-understand, practical approach — no colour charts, complicated language or hard-to-remember formulas.

With Michael, you will learn how colour relates to light, and a simple way to view colour relationships using a colour wheel. He will cover all aspects of colour including temperature (warm/cool), intensity (bright/dull) and value (light/dark), and show you how to use a full palette of pigments and the most effective way to mix any colour you want.

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