10) Color Theory and Painting

In this six-week course students will study the additive and subtractive principles of color theory as they apply to the visual communication design process. Emphasis is placed on color mixing, color relationships, and visual impact.

The student will demonstrate skills in designing with color, while developing sensitivity for hue, value, intensity, proportion, and placement in a composition.  Upon gaining a visual awareness and critical observation of color, the student will be better equipped to problem-solve in the visual media.

Class Outline

  1. Introduction to RGB and CMYK
  2. Color wheel design
  3. Color schemes
  4. Psychological use of Color (word/color)
  5. A4-size painting applying the acquired color techniques
  6. Finalizing painting

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class

  • Gouache Color pad, heavy duty paper
  • 2 nos A4 canvas
  • Assorted brushes in various sizes (flat and round)
  • Artist quality gouache coloring tubes, primary red, primary blue, primary yellow, black and white.
  • Flat palette

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
Fri, 7 Dec, 2018
8:30am to 10:30am
VCUQatar, Room 255
QAR 1000


Maya Ismail

Maya Ismail is a Lebanese/Colombian and holds a BA in Arts and Graphic Design. She is a hands-on, experienced art teacher, guiding students in various arts as well as developing their creativity. She designs and creates active lessons engaging learners to reach their fullest potential of creative production.

Ismail develops concepts and artwork, creating graphic design solutions from concept through to completion. She is responsible for developing and creating both digital and print designs for a wide range of print, publications, and advertising. “Multi-culture is my passion; traveling and discovering art in history books inspires my work.”