The NCS Colour Centre presents a workshop for professional colour users and communicators enabling them to use colour more efficiently and have a better understanding of how colour works.
The course aims at giving a basic knowledge about colour as visual phenomena. A thorough explanation of the Natural Colour System theoretically together with a series of exercises will be covered. Colour usage and design in South Africa will also be discussed. Certificate of completion is awarded to each student. Please note this is an international recognised qualification.
NCS Colour Centre to provide course material & mask, blank exercise on 160g paper and the black course folder.
Part of the course package will be the NCS Colourpin II in order to check that the samples are correctly placed. Advantage of the Colourpin is it will form part of the students later work, it has the full 1950 NCS standard colours plus RAL as well as Pantone, Muncell and any other colour collection (with the download of the Color Muse app). The Colourpin also gives the student the ability to apply the learning with their own companies colour collection.
Price per student is R5800.00 with NCS Colourpin included.
Course in students own time.
INTRODUCTION TO COLOUR
Presentation on colour development, how to sell colour and colour psychology.
1.1 HUE DIFFERENCE
Trains the ability to observe and analyze small differences in colour hue and leads to the discovery of the four elementary attributes of yellowness, redness, blueness and greenness.
1.2 NUANCE DIFFERENCE
Trains the ability to observe and analyze small differences in nuance and leads to the discovery of the elementary attributes of whiteness, blackness and chromaticness. 1.2 Nuance is supplied in red & green.
1.3 ELEMENTARY COLOURS & ATTRIBUTES
Shows the six elementary colours and a number of colours close to each of these. Trains the ability to estimate the main and subsidiary attributes.
2.1 COLOUR CIRCLE
Trains the ability to estimate the hues of colours and arrange the samples in a colour circle. The exercise includes samples in three characteristic nuance groups where the chromaticness, whiteness and blackness dominate.
2.2 COLOUR TRIANGLE
Trains the ability to estimate the nuance of colours, i.e. their whiteness, blackness and chromaticness and arrange them in a colour triangle. The triangles are supplied in yellow, red, blue & green.
SUMMARY OF HOW NCS WORKS
A brief summary of how colour works with reference to 1.1 Hue difference – the 4 chromatic elementary colours, 1.2 Nuance difference – one hue different Nuance, 1.3 Elementary colours and attributes – referring to the NCS Colour Space. Then how the notation works for colour measurement.
A digital view of the physical NCS Atlas showing where colour gaps exist, why some hues do not have chromatic colours or greyish colours and referring onto the next colour analysis.
2.3 1-4 TRAINING IN COLOUR ANALYSIS
An exercise in NCS colour notations. The exercise teaches how to understand the relationship between what a colour looks like and how it can be described in the colour circle and colour triangle and how it is given an NCS-notation.
3.1 COLOUR AREAS
An excellent summarizing revision of the colour system with training in the estimation of both hue and nuance of a large number of samples. The 56 colour samples from the whole colour world represent the characteristic colour regions obtained if the colour circle is divided into 8 hue regions and the colour triangle into 7 nuance areas.
The above exercises will have a colour key with an explanation for every exercise. Once the student has completed all 14 sheets, they are sent the colour key with answers. They check the samples are correct using the NCS Colourpin and glue down. This is all available online via CPD Connect.