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This practical painting workshop will enable you to develop an understanding of the principles of colour contrast. It is based on the visual experience of seeing and making colour. By working directly on paper with gouache paint, you will be introduced to some fundamental principles and characteristics of colour. Mary is a practising painter with thirty-plus years of teaching experience on the Fine Art, Illustration and Textile Design degree courses at Falmouth University. She developed these workshops to help students understand the principles of colour contrast, thereby making colour exciting and accessible.
The main principles underlying the practical exercises will be:
The practical nature of the workshop is designed to increase your awareness and perceptual recognition of how colour is ‘seen and made.’ The work will be done on a small scale using gouache paint on paper. An ability and familiarity with using brushes and handling paint is important, as careful mixing is required to achieve success.
Some feedback from students who have undertaken Mary's course:
“Without a doubt, one of the most useful lessons I have learnt so far.”
“Grey is beautiful. I never knew just how much before.”
“The simple exercises introduce you gently to a basic understanding of Colour, which is useful for people who fear working with colour (like me!)”
Students will need to supply their own:
Paper will be provided.
If you have any questions please email Mary directly.
For further information about her work please visit her website: www.marymabbutt.com