THE SAPMA NCS COLOUR COURSE

AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED COURSE

The course aims at giving a basic knowledge about colour as a 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. A certificate of completion will be awarded to each student - This is an internationally recognised qualification.  

NCS Colour Center provides course material, mask, all exercises and NCS Colour pin II  all neatly delivered in a course folder.  Part of the course will be the NCS Digital Atlas and further discounts are offered on NCS products after the course.

The NCS Colour Pin II, which is included in the package, allows one to check that the samples are placed correctly and can be used after the course is complete extensively. The Colour Pin has the full 1950 NCS Standard colours plus RAL as well as Pantone, Muncell and any other colour collection (with the download of the Colour Muse App). 



COURSE FORMAT

Delivery Method Self-paced pre-recorded webinar with a workshop
Course Time Allocation 5 Hours 
Course price R5500 (includes work pack)
Student Discount 20% (email hello@cpdcentral.co.za for coupon)
Accreditation SAPMA Accredited



LESSONS OVERVIEW

1.1 HUE DIFFERENCES: 

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. 

1.3 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. 

2.3 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. 



Meet your instructor

Colour analyst, forecaster and trainer

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor has been active in the South African architectural, design and décor scene for 25 years providing analysis and forecasting information to leading manufacturers within those industries. She is best known as the SADC distributor for the Natural Colour System (NCS). In this role, Lisa uses her expertise and the resources provided to her by her association with NCS to provide advice to local corporate leaders, institutions, design practitioners and architects about the power and significance of colour. She is almost single handily changing the way South Africa views colour and colour specification. Lisa has worked with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to specify the National Colour Standard into NCS (SANS 1091 – 2004) and has worked with many Africa based companies to provide a range of services developing colour ranges and colour trends for their products. Lisa aim’s to use her knowledge of the African uniqueness and her understanding of the local markets to bring this expertise to the benefit of all industries.

TESTIMONIALS

Everyone likes a good track record! Take a look at what others are others saying about the NCS Colour course --->

  • "I love your course! Already started designing a chandelier with the twin cone Atlas!" ~ Tienie Van Rooyen, Architect (Aug 2021)

  • “NCS helps us to match the desired hues with the materials and pass on the information to the respective manufacturer.” Louisa Hutton, Architect

  • “What was once a trial and error process of selecting colours, NCS has clarified the logic behind the composition of each colour and its relationships to any other colour.” David Saik, Architect

UNDERSTAND COLOUR. BETTER.

If you are an avid colour user then this course is for you.