Mixed and other media

How to make colour work with Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings

Ref: S5D09425

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About this course


Colour effects in art are neither accidental or pure instinct. Colour efficiency can be taught. Suitable for all artists and makers, on this multi-media course you will explore the use of colour in your own work.

Course Description

Colour effects in art are neither accidental or pure instinct. Colour efficiency can be taught. This is a multi-media course suitable for all artists and makers who wish to explore the use of colour in their own work.

Each day starts with a presentation looking at different aspects of the historical and contemporary use of colour by artists and makers who have worked in a variety of materials. This is followed by hands on workshops where you experiment with the theories discussed during the presentation. In the afternoon there will be a further workshop and a seminar at which your experiments will be reviewed and reflected on.

By the end of the course you will be more confident thinking of colour in art as a language, which can be productively manipulated.

To succeed on this course all you have to do is be open minded for a few days about new ideas. Everyone thinks they already know what colour is - you'd be surprised what there is to learn!

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

Included

  • The course fee includes the cost of materials shared amongst the group used in the colour experiments during the first half of the course.

What students need to bring

  • Please bring with you three images of artworks that demonstrate the kind of use of colour that excites, stimulates and challenges you. This could be something you dislike.
  • A selection of the materials you use in your own practice to use in the experimental workshops in the second half of the course.

Tutors

Emma Biggs

Emma Biggs is a professional mosaic artist of many years experience. Her work has been shown internationally and is in collections world-wide.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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