What Do Colors Really Do? with Richard Frumess

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What Do Colors Really Do? with Richard Frumess

480.00

Applying of Color Theory to the Paint You are Using
May 31 & June 1
Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm

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Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm
 

The purpose of this workshop is to give a systematic hands-on exploration of color theory using R&F Pigment Sticks. There will be exercises using color theory principles in the mixing, layering, and juxtaposing of color. This workshop differs from traditional approaches to color theory, which rely on calibrated color sets, like Color-Aid. Instead, we will relate color theory to the specific pigments and mediums that you work with in your studio. This class approaches the subject with a practical application of the colors you are already familiar with and expands your knowledge of them.

You will experiment with the different aspects of pigments – their opacity, temperature, saturation, and value – and see how they play crucial roles in mixing and color composition.  We also look at how different mediums, the absorbent properties of grounds, and the diffusing nature of texture can either radically or subtly affect the characteristics of colors and how they interact with light. The conversation will bring us to the “mechanics” of color – the physical and chemical processes that underlie those characteristics of pigments and mediums and grounds. We will see:

  • What makes pigments translucent or opaque, brighter or deeper, muted or vivid
  • What makes colors influence each other
  • What makes light influence a color 

Overall this knowledge will help you understand how to make more purposeful choices in design including: contrast, balance, movement, and depth.


Richard Frumess