Practical Art: An Exploration of Colour

Ref: C2347068

This course will follow the historical and theoretical journey of pigment from mineral to artists' palette. We will be addressing the beginnings of pigments to current synthetic colours. Studying the colour wheel. Developing an understanding of colour therapy. And then using this knowledge to form the basis for some practical colour mixing and applications. This course will appeal to those who would like to nurture their alchemistic sides in order to develop in their creativity. We will be looking at various artists for whom colour forms very much of their creative repertoire. And through practical application and technique, creating some splendid colourful pieces of art work.

Course aim

The course aims to form the basis of a freeing and experimental practical colour course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • describe the journey from pigment to paint
  • describe and apply the colour wheel
  • experiment with applications of colour techniques
  • experiment with colour composition
  • comment on own work and the work of others

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

To begin a sketchbook, pencils and coloured pencils. All materials will be discussed in the first session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Practical Art: An Exploration of Colour

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