OPAS Workshop on the New Colour theory and practice

Event Details

  • OPAS's first workshop of 2014

    As explained in the blog post on the subject, there is a new colour theory being pursued by many artists, which relies on a different colour wheel and on the characteristics of pigments in the real world, vs theoretical properties of colour common in many painting books and courses.

    The advantage for plein air artists is that it allows an artist to carry a limited palette and be able to create a range of colours far wider than any other limited palette. And you will find colour mixing much easier and less prone to the creation of 'mud'.

    This workshop explores the theory behind the new colour wheel, demonstrates the ease of achieving blacks and neutral greys and just how to mix almost any colour with only 7 colours plus white.

    At the end of this workshop, each participant should have produced a painting using the new system.

    A specific palette of colours must be used in this class, if you are to gain an understanding of the palette. Not all painters have these colours, or are willing to buy them just for this workshop, so, for those who want to, the instructor will supply all required paints for a materials fee of $20.

    If you want to bring your own paints, the materials fee is $5 for a copy of the new colour wheel.

    The fee for this workshop is $75 for OPAS members. $100 for non-members.

    The workshop runs from 10am until 4pm.

    Keith Thirgood is the instructor for this workshop. Keith has been working with this new palette and theory for the past four years, and has been teaching it to his private and public students for the past two years.

    Click here for the materials list, if you want to buy your own paints.


    To enroll in the workshop, Click here to go to the Payment Page.

  • Date
    5:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Where
    Markham Village Train Station Markham Main Street North Markham, Ontario Map
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