Colour in Art

Ref: C2421251

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At the crossroad of intuition and science, colour has been the subject of many artistic debates. While studying some paintings, we will consider what colour is, how it works, and how it has been used by artists to achieve specific effects. We will discuss pigments and colour theory.

Course aim

During this visit we will focus on the chromatic aspects of some of the National Gallery's best works of art.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Name important pigments and describe their particularities
  • Describe and analyse the chromatic aspects of works of art using colour theory
  • Discuss and reflect upon the transitory nature of the colours of a work of art

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Colour in Art

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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