I'm proud to announce that
my colour short course is
now offered online through
Australia's National Art
School in Sydney! There's
a choice of two sessions to
suit every time zone. LINK

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The Dimensions of Colour

Basics of Light and Shade

Basics of Colour Vision

Additive Mixing

Subtractive Mixing

Mixing of Paints

Hue

Lightness and Chroma

Brightness and Saturation

Principles of Colour

Afterthoughts

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About David Briggs

David Briggs obtained a Ph. D. in Geology and a Bachelor of Science (Hons, First Class) at the University of Queensland. He has been teaching drawing and colour theory at Sydney's Julian Ashton Art School since 1996, a sessional lecturer and instructor at the National Art School, Sydney since 2009 and a sessional lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney since 2018. A page detailing his public courses is located here. Other significant teaching positions have included six years as the life drawing instructor for Disney in Australia (2000-2006), and lecturer in drawing at Sydney's Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts (2006 - 2010). His publications include a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour. David is President, NSW Divisional Chair and Colour Education Officer of the Colour Society of Australia, and is a committee member of the International Colour Association (AIC) / Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) Colour Literacy Project, an international educational initiative to provide age-appropriate colour curricula and state-of-the-art resources for teachers across science, art and industry. David has been teaching practical classes and workshops on colour for painters for 20 years and has also written and presented an elective at Sydney's National Art School on the history of colour theory and practice. He gave an account of his unique approach to colour education as an invited speaker and workshop presenter at the ISCC/AIC Munsell Centennial Symposium in Boston in 2018. A selection of his artwork may be viewed online at here.

The main body of The Dimensions of Colour largely dates from early 2017 or earlier. My more recent work, including that presented in the "Afterthoughts" section at the end of this site, is indexed separately or is currently only available as resources for students of my public online course through the National Art School, Sydney, here,Understanding and Applying Colour.

E-mail

While I can be contacted by email, if you wish to ask me a question about colour I would prefer you did so by leaving a visitor post on my Dimensions of Colour Facebook page, where the discussion might be of interest to others.

djcbriggs@gmail.com



Public Courses

NATIONAL ART SCHOOL, SYDNEY (online)

NATIONAL ART SCHOOL, SYDNEY (studio courses)

  • Anatomy for Life Drawing (five-day workshop)
  • Oil Painting with Colour and Light (eight-week evening course)
  • Understanding and Applying Colour (five-day workshop)
JULIAN ASHTON ART SCHOOL, SYDNEY (studio courses)
  • Colour, Light and Vision (five-day workshop)
  • Fundamentals of Life Drawing (weekend workshop)
  • Evening Life Painting and Drawing (ten-week evening course)
  • Beginning Life Drawing (ten-week Saturday course)
  • Essentials of Anatomy (ten-week Saturday course)

ALL DETAILS:

https://sites.google.com/site/djcbriggs/classes