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Taking the Mystery Out of Colour with Cam Merkle

Taking the Mystery Out of Colour with Cam Merkle

Date and Time

Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: $65.00
including all paints and taxes


The Razertip Classroom
301-9th Street North
Martensville, SK S0K 2T0

Class Description

Intimidated by colour? This one-day class will help you understand how colour works, how pigments work and more specifically how the pigments you are already using can be mixed to provide the colours you want. This is a practical, hands-on class ideal for anyone who works with paints and pigments. Starting with the basics, Cam will quickly guide you through colour theory, into recognizing and understanding pigment numbers and will get you started on building your own colour reference resources. Whether you work on flat surfaces or in the round, with watercolours, acrylics, oils, alcohol inks or dyes, this class will help to remove any intimidation or frustration with colour mixing.

You will want to bring: at least one large artist's note pad (paper you can paint on), at least 8"x10", preferably coil-bound; 3 or 4 artist brushes 1/4"-1/2" wide, any other supplies you like to use when you paint. A selection of acrylic paints will be supplied for use in the class. You are also encouraged to bring a selection of your own paints/pigments to help in starting your own personal reference resource. This is a great class for artists of any experience level.

About the Instructor: Cam Merkle

Cam Merkle is the owner and president of Razertip Industries Inc. and Saskatchewan's only Wildfowl Master Artist. He has been teaching bird carving since 1984 and has been a teacher, judge and competitor with his carvings at shows and carving events all over North America. An avid bird observer and photographer, Cam has over 40 photo reference books and 2 pattern and photo books currently in print with more in the works.


The Razertip classroom is proud to be outfitted with tools from the following companies:

Razaire 530 Dust Collectors

Foredom Flex Shaft Tools

Argofile Micromotors

Saburrtooth Carbide Rotary Tools