Understanding Colour I is a thorough introduction to colour theory and its translation into painting practice. The use of colour as a basic element of visual art is a fundamental component of painting, but a good knowledge of colour is also helpful in graphic design, interior design and photography. The aim of this course is to prompt students to be mindful of the endless complexity and diversity available though an awareness of colour. The colour theory and applied applied methodology learned can be put to immediate use. Students assemble a reference book with emphasis on developing an understanding of how colour theory van be applies and add interest to their work and the world around them. Most participants use acrylic paint in the classroom, however all information taught translates directly into watercolour, gouache, or oil paint. Suitable for beginners.