Learn how to customize your painting palette and expand your knowledge of colour theory with BC-based artist, Kathryn Wadel. In this introductory painting workshop, Kathryn will demonstrate colour mixing recipes, as well as how to balance warm and cool tones, and create contrast and harmony using acrylic paints. You’ll be able to practice your colour mixing techniques, develop a series of colour recipe references, and create an abstract painting with your favourite colour palette!
Open to beginners.
Part 1: Get to know your materials
To begin, Kathryn will provide an overview of the painting tools and how to set up your palette for success!
Part 2: Colour mixing demonstration & painting practice
In part two, Kathryn will guide participants through colour mixing using acrylics, as well as the creation of a recipe guide. Participants will be able to create an abstract acrylic painting using their customized colour palettes.
Part 3: Eco-conscious clean-up + Q & A
To end the workshop, Kathryn will share helpful tips for developing a more eco-conscious painting practice through responsible brush cleaning and maintenance methods. She will then answer all your colour mixing questions in a Q & A.
List of materials to bring:
✓ Canvas pad/paper (9 x 12 in)
✓ Acrylic paints (Naphthol Red or Cadmium Red Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light or Bright Yellow and Titanium White)
✓ Acrylic paintbrushes
✓ Paper towel or painting rag
✓ Masonite board/support board (minimum 10 x 13 in)
✓ Painter’s tape
✓ Two recycled glasses/plastic jars
✓ Palette or palette paper
✓ Palette knife
✓ Easel (optional)