The Art of Colour: the development through time and painting

Ref: C3677682

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This course will explore the development and significance of colour through different mediums and periods in Art, and the way in which we interpret colour & the major role it plays in our lives. As well as a general overview on the use of colour by artists throughout different periods, there will be a focus on individual colours through examples from the Renaissance to 20th Century. Fully illustrated with discussion.

Course aim

The course will explore the development & significance of colour through different mediums & periods of Art . Fully illustrated with discussion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Contribute to constructive discussion about the material being studied.
  • Discuss and analyse a wide range of examples of paintings
  • Describe how colour has developed in terms of different mediums and been used by artists at different periods of time
  • Explain how significant colour is and how we respond to it in Art
  • Identify different ways in which artists have interpreted and conveyed colour, from the Renaissance to 20th century

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook and pen may be useful for making notes

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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The Art of Colour: the development through time and painting

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

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Enrolment Conditions

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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