Watercolor and Additive Color Theory

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Instructor Alison Frost

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of additive color theory using watercolor, with the goal of discovering their own personal palette and color sensibility. Students will explore contemporary art, film, and graphic novels to expand their understanding of color. Students will explore color aspects including hue, value, intensity, tints, and shades. The culmination of the workshop will see students integrate these approaches to develop their own signature use of color. Open to anyone interested in expanding their use and understanding of color. This workshop can be taken as an introduction to watercolor painting. It can also add depth and dimension to an existing painting practice, or help designers and others professionally concerned with color to deepen their understanding.

$20.00 materials fee paid to the instructor
10/24/2019-12/5/2019 (no meeting 10/31 and 11/28)
5 meetings
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Room 203



Materials List:

Watercolor paper pad (cold or hot press is fine) 11 x 14 or larger 
Palette with wells 
A few sizes of brushes, preferably 2 rounds and a flat or filbert 
A pre made paint kit with either pan or tube colors 
Cadmium yellow light 
Gamboge or Indian yellow 
Yellow ochre 
Cadmium red 
Alizarin crimson or quincridone 
Ultramarine blue 
Phthalo blue 
Cobalt blue 
Burnt sienna or Indian red 
Viridian green 
Payne's gray