Slide 7-25. Effect of attention on perceived colour (click to enlarge).
This is a special edition of my long-running Colour, Light and Vision workshop specifically designed to supplement the current training of National Art School students. NAS staff and former students are also very welcome. Each day of the workshop consists of about 50% theory (illustrated lectures and demonstrations) and 50% practical exercises designed to guide you through current understanding of colour and light in painting. The workshop differs from and complements my practical painting courses available through NAS Public Prograns and the Julian Ashton Art School (which are about 5 % theory) and my previous AHT lecture course at NAS Theories of Colour (2009-2011). The theory component covers the differences between modern and "traditional" colour theory, application of the framework of colour space (Munsell system) to observing and mixing colour, technical properties of artist's paints and pigments, principles of colour and light, and colour vision science for painters. The practical component includes systematic mixing of colours and shading series in paint, leading up to the use of a preparatory colour test or thumbnail to establish the colour framework of a painting.
Five day workshop, 10.00 am - 4.15 pm daily. $450 for whole or part of week.
- December 19th to 23rd 2016, Julian Ashton Art School (limit 10 students)
- January 2nd to 6th 2017, Clovelly (FULL)
- January 16th to 20th 2017, Tortoiseshell Gallery, Elizabeth Bay (3 places left)
- January 23rd to 27th 2017, Clovelly (limit 5 students, 2 places left)
- More dates to be announced for later in 2017; if interested please register your interest by email or phone (see below).
This is a privately run course and is not affiliated with the National Art School. To inquire or book, please email, or phone on 0416 737 559.
Zip file of slides for workshop:
Dimensions of Colour links:
Zones of light and shade:
Colour in light and shade:
"What is Colour?" webpage and videoControlling Colour with the Munsell System
(Paul Centore, 2015)https://www.amazon.com/Controlling-Colour-Munsell-System-Centore/dp/1632270129
HV/C Standard Color Atlas 20 Hues Digest
Interactive Munsell exercise
Pigment Database. Click on a colour to got to pigment information listed by pigment code.
Compilation of out-of-copyright books on painting, colour etc., available for free download:
Akiyoshi Kitaoka's optical illusion site:
Sample pictures for copying in values or colour (12 images, 10 mb):
For more images try here (click on image, then right click on image on new page and select "original" size; save):