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Color Theory: Beautiful Design & Visual Storytelling for Young Photographers & Film Makers

How to transform your dead flat looking art into magical emotionally provocative scenes of dramatic visual storytelling.
Shaun McMillan
79 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Aug 19

Meet once (1 day)
8pm - 8:50pm
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Class Experience

The student will learn useful techniques on how to 
- harmonize colors to create a theme
- technical terms like value, hue, and saturation professional artists use to describe color
- The difference between primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors
- how to contrast cool colors against warm colors
- how to solve problematic color palettes through the use of value plans
- how to make colors look bright and vibrant
- the beauty of grays and browns
- why less is more when it comes to design
- how to make digital paintings look vibrant, organic, and energetic instead of flat and artificial
- how the French impressionists were able to make colors look bright
- the importance of color temperature in Photography
- why color looks one way when placed next to one color, and another when the same color is placed next to a warmer, cooler, darker, or lighter value. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will use google slides, and the resources will be provided, but students will not need to login or have their own google account. 
Some examples from art history.


Shaun McMillan
Lives in the United States
Professional Illustrator, Animator, and Game Designer
79 total reviews
78 completed classes

About Me

My name is Shaun D. McMillan. I teach creative art classes and classes on how to start a business. I graduated with a degree in Animation in the city of Los Angeles, California and have worked as a professional animator, graphic designer, web... 
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