Colour and Design: Master Groundbreaking Principles & Practical Tools For Your Colour Vision
In this colour and design practical course, we will explore how to use colour effectively and creatively as artists, architects, teachers, and designers of fashion, textiles, interiors, print, digital, and games. Prue Acton will lead the participants through a series of practical colour principles in original ways. The relationship between light and pigment, colour matching, colour mixing and creating effective colour relationships will be covered.
This multidisciplinary course introduces participants to colour and design through practical means. Your creative vision will come to life using modern colour principles and practical tools and methodologies. The objective will be to use colour effectively and creatively.
Participants will work together over five days with Prue Acton in a studio environment. Following lectures and demonstrations, participants will work in a shared studio to expand their own practice using colour principles and practically applying their own tools and methodologies
This course is suited to participants with art, education and design backgrounds who would like to explore colour with Prue Acton.
Prue Acton (OBE) completed a Diploma of Art (Textiles) at RMIT in 1962. Acton was the first Australian designer to break into the American market. Prue has received major awards, including five Australian Wool Board Awards, three David Jones Awards for Fashion Excellence and four Fashion Industry of Australia Lyrebird Awards.
The overall outcome of this intensive course is to advance participants knowledge about colour and design through new and practical approaches lead by artist Prue Acton.
Throughout the course, colour palettes will be created through abstract formats or simple forms illustrating effective colour relationships.
Participants will mix pigments and paints and learn principles that apply to analogue and digital media
The final outcome will be a Colour Project – Referencing the 21st Century
Cartridge Paper is supplied.
Participants will be sent a detailed list of materials and this will include specific paints, papers and a Moriarty Colour Wheel.
Red such as cad red PR108, which is slightly orange, an orange such as cad orange PY42, a yellow such as cad yellow light PY35, a green such as emerald PG7 or viridian PG18, a phthalo PB15 or cobalt blue PB28 (these will mix cyan) ultramarine blue PB29, a magenta such as quin violet PR 122. Adding a dioxazine violet PV 23 and a yellow and red oxide may be useful. Note; cadmium pigments are opaque; if you like to use glazes select other pigments such as Matisse Red light. Please check that paints are quality, single pigments as above, not HUE. Plus large tube of titanium white
Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.
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