Exploring Colour in the Landscape


1st - 5th August, 2016
Tutor: Jemma Derbyshire
Course Fee: £350
Fully Booked!
This week-long workshop will equip students with a sound knowledge base in the understanding and use of colour. From Art History and Colour Theory, to the practical use of colour in painting, students will learn how to mix and use colour in a sophisticated manner. Students will begin the week with an in-depth lecture on colour history and theory and then following instruction begin mixing muted and heightened hues.
Further exploration will then look at finding complementaries and discords. As the week progresses, students will seek colour in the landscape and go out to "gather" colour notes in their sketchbooks which will then be taken back to the studio and used to create vibrant and expressive paintings that exhibit harmonious, dancing colour.

Looking at the work of Bonnard, Matisse, and Cezanne alongside the Scottish Colourists and Painters such as Barbara Rae this workshop will explore exciting new possibilities in bringing colour into your paintings.

All summer school courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential.

Please click on the image below for a slideshow of previous students work


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