Connect with Colour - Tadley Library - Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January and 6th February 2024


Regular price

Connect with Colour

Tadley Library

Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January and 6th February 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.

  • Use a colour wheel effectively, increase confidence around the language of colour, apply colours to create a vibrant butterfly study using acrylics
  • Feel familiar with the concept of Pointillism, understand 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
  • Have a deeper understanding of how colour can be used emotively within landscape to convey atmosphere and mood. Discover who the Scottish colourists are and create our own landscape study using acrylics
  • Take inspiration from contemporary coloured pencil artists and learn how to blend 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, 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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