Colour effects in art are neither accidental nor 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 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 during 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 in 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.
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.
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.
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)