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Exploring Creative Colour (Autumn 21)

Discover how to make colour work for you. Explore the fundamentals of colour theory and application through a series of creative workshops and painting sessions. Skills will be developed in variety of contexts, encouraging accurate colour mixing and application in painting...

Week one: Learn about the “language“ of colour composition through painting exercises such as investigating contrasts of hue, value from full saturation to grey scale and manipulating complementary colours.

Week two: Apply lessons learned in week one to create colour composition in the context of still life.

Week three: Inspired by Matisse, who included the human figure in many of his interior paintings, paint a draped model in the context of a variety of coloured back drops.

Week fourInvestigate the challenges of light in the context of painting outdoors. (If inclement, you may work indoors from your own photos of landscapes) 

What to bring:

water based paints preferred as they are easier for mixing. Students are advised not
to buy multi pack sets as it is more economical to buy larger tubes of fewer
colours. Essential colours are:

red, cadmium yellow, cobalt blue, turquoise, magenta, black, plenty of white
(they will get through a lot) As the course progresses students may wish to
work with acrylics or oil paints but they can provide their own I am
Brushes from medium to large, substantial palettes for mixing or I suggest that
students bring in their own old white plates or even sturdy paper plates as
they will have room to expand their colour mixing. 

*We have basic materials at the arts centre, due to health and safety it is advisable that you bring your own.

Tutor: Noel Holmes

Noel has a broad based experience in Art and Design which underpins her teaching practice In a variety of contexts.  Noel trained in both Fine Art and textile print design, her career includes commercial print design for a variety of textile companies for interiors. She is currently producing her own range of fabrics, wall papers and light shades. Understanding colour relationships is a very importance element in her work.

In parallel to her practice Noel has worked as a free lance art and design tutor primarily at Arts University Bournemouth where she has taught on the Foundation Course, Textile Degree and running classes for the short courses programme in drawing, life painting, landscape painting and textile print. 

Tickets: £45 for four sessions or £12 per week 

Sessions: Four week term from Monday 20 September - 18 October, 10am - 12pm (no session 4 October)

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  • Exploring Creative Colour (Autumn 21)

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