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Luminous Color

  • Hello Studios 1735 Courtwood Crescent Ottawa, ON, K2C 3J2 Canada (map)

Tired of mixing blue and red and getting mud?  Frustrated with wasting paint trying to mix that perfect color?

This weekend workshop will give you a solid foundation in color that goes beyond theory into pigment reality.  Go deep into color concepts through a series of fun, experimental exercises, and apply that knowledge to create four abstract painting.   Learn all about:

-the different kinds of pigments and how their differences effect saturation, sheen, transparency, and clean color mixing
- working with a variety of mineral and modern primary colors to mix a huge range of hues
- pigment families, and their unique characteristics
- the differences between the white and black colors- working with different colors to create a range of tints and shades
- the gorgeous Iridescent and Interference paints
- using modern colors to produce luminous earth tones
- working with gels and mediums to achieve different transparencies and consistencies, glazing, and rich layers
- techniques such as pouring, staining, and hard edge painting
- and more

Whether you’re brand new to acrylic or a professional who wants to get a better handle on creating luminous color, this workshop will leave you color confident.

Cost: $95 for members of Collective, $115 for non-members

All materials included – including GOLDEN Heavy Body, Fluid, High Flow and OPEN paints; GOLDEN gels, mediums, and grounds; wooden panels; resources such as color wheels, mixing guides, worksheets and handouts; and a starter sample set to take home.

TO REGISTER: Send your registration fee by e-transfer to Yvonne at or get your cash/cheque to her by Monday 1 October. Space is limited & reserved on a first-paid basis.

Earlier Event: October 6
All That Glitters