Connect with Colour - Tadley Library - Tuesday 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th and 21st May 2024


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Connect with Colour

Tadley Library

Tuesday 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th and 21st May 2024

10.00am to 12.30pm

A fun filled 5-week course that explores the role of colour within our acrylic paintings, colour relationships, how to harness the power of colour and apply effectively to create vibrant artworks. Discover how these techniques can help you to relax and benefit your mental health.

  • Describe the impact of Art on your wellbeing
  • Demonstrate using a colour wheel effectively, increase confidence around the language of colour, apply colours to create a vibrant butterfly study using acrylics
  • Discuss the concept of Pointillism, explain how placement and ratio of colour can evoke depth then apply this concept to create your own dotty still life or landscape study using acrylics
  • Identify how colour can be used emotively within landscape to convey atmosphere and mood
  • Demonstrate blending colour using Polychromo coloured pencils to produce a stylised figurative drawing

Who is this course for: This course is suitable for beginners, improvers, colour lovers, and those wishing to explore their creativity. Painting and drawing can provide a release from the pressures of day to day life. It concentrates the mind in one place and working with vibrant colours can be mood enhancing. The course is designed to be informative, inspiring and fun

Previous knowledge or experience: No previous experience necessary

How will I learn: Your tutor will provide handouts, visual references and be on hand to guide you step by step. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A, group discussion, practical demonstration and hands on learning. Group sizes are small enabling lots of 1 to 1 support and a supportive learning environment

How will I be assessed: Each participant is invited to set individual learning objectives and your tutor will work with you to ensure you are well supported and able to maximise your full potential

What shall I bring: Please bring a basic set of acrylic paints, an A4 pad of mixed media paper, a brush pack and a set of Polychromo coloured pencils. Your tutor will supply everything else for you

Next steps: This course can lead to other Learning in Libraries art courses such as Drawing & Painting for Improvers or Atmospheric Beachscapes. Alternatively, join a local art group such as Tadley & Baughurst Art Club, Oakridge West Art Club and Westside Community Art Club

This course is aimed at Hampshire residents aged 19+ Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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