3/4 Art : Painting Techniques and Colour Investigation

  • Posted on: 6 July 2017
  • By: RossMarwick
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Painting and Colour Investigation

Students will investigate colour theory and painting techniques using a wide variety of methods and media. The objective of this process is to build a base of knowledge by challenging students to use new and unfamiliar materials and processes.

Techniques and processes covered will include colour wheels, complementary and analogous colours, watercolour and acrylic painting, underpainting and overpainting, glazing and dry brush.

During 3.2 students will look at an artist and his or her work and develop an idea for a painting based on their interpretation of the artist's models work using some of the skills and techniques they have investigated in 3.1.

The skills developed during 3.1 have been designed so that students can apply them and produce a finished painting during 3.2. Students can however choose to complete either or both modules. Students who want only to participate during 3.2 will be at a disadvantage however as they will not have the investigated the necessary basic knowledge of techniques and processes.