What is the course about?
Over 6 sessions, develop a large scale colour sketchbook stimulated by a sequence of experimental colour exercises, sketching in galleries, studio set-ups, ideas and themes, using a range of colour materials and processes. For artists, illustrators and creative makers, you will engage in creative exercises and intuitive responses to build a personal, valuable resource to inform your work.
What will we cover?
- Experiment with the components of colour: Hue, Chroma and Value, in structured exercies
- Develop ideas, themes and processes in sketchbooks from visual stimuli on location in galleries and in the studio
- Gallery visits: to observe, sketch and be inspired by the use of colour in selected paintings in the National Gallery and the Tate galleries.
- In the studio: develop personal sketchbook use and visual expression using colour materials including pencils, pastels, paper and acrylics. Processes include: sketching, layering, blending, mark-making, note taking, collage and painting
- Explore the colour sketchbooks of selected artists including Turner.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Record your explorations and experiemnts using the components of colour and as colour as a resource in sketchbooks
- Utilise visual stimuli from gallery research and studio work to develop personal themes
- Develop confidence in explorations of personal themes
- Develop a sketchbook for ideas generation and visual expression
- Extend and expand use of colour materials
- Widen knowledge of selected artists work in colour.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Open to all levels.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own hardbacked sketchbook either A3 or A4 size. All other materials will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details