Art workshops in Jan/Feb 2012 in Codicote, Herts

December 24, 2012

Colour Workshops



Above: Luigi Corbellii, 1901-1968, “Boy with accordeon”


The next block of art classes will be all about colour, and is scheduled for January and February 2012. To book your place, contact me by clicking here.

“How to use colour” is a topic that involves science, emotion, knowledge and intuition.  As always, I shall come prepared with plenty of information and ideas for each class and illustrated notes are included in the cost of the sessions. Yes, I shall have facts about the science of colour perception up my sleeve but, rather than blinding you with science, I’ll approach the subject from the artistic side. There’ll be plenty of ideas for discussion, books of work by famous artists as reference, and of course the opportunity to draw.

In these workshops, you’ll have the choice at most stages of either working figuratively (e.g. still life, work from photos, etc.) or of creating abstract images.

Venue: 169 High Street, Codicote, Herts SG4 8UB (close to junction 6 of the A1(M))

Time: Arrive after 10am. Class is from 10:30am to 12:30

Cost: £30 for the whole block of four sessions.

Please bring:  Coloured pencils & cartridge-type paper. Or pastels & a textured paper that you would feel comfortable working on.

To book your place: Please contact me by clicking here


Dates and topics of the classes


 Friday 11th January:  

Colour wheels…..Warm and cool colours………Using colour to suggest space and depth.


Above: William Turner “Heidelberg”, 1846

Friday 18 January: 

Colours and composition……….Colour links and contrasts.

Herbert Beck, 2 heads (red,green)

Above: Herbert Beck (1920-2010), watercolour image of two heads

Friday 1st February: 

A personal response to colour…Specific colours and emotion.


Above: Camille Pissarro “A bountiful harvest”

Friday 15th February:  

An expressive use of colour.


 Above: Marc Chagall “Child with a dove”, 1977

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