Full fee: £104.00 | Over 65s: £97.40 | Benefit: £88.40
Tutor: Greg Harris
The primary aim of this course is to teach you about colour management. You will cover a wide spectrum of approaches and techniques covering the foundation of colour use right up to introducing arbitrary colours into your work. Using portraits as a framework you will be led on a practical exploration of using colour with different types of brushes (sometimes in unconventional ways) and a selection of palette knives. Use oil paint liberally with effective colour techniques. This workshop focuses on being supportive and giving appropriate guidance to match the level of the learner. Please note that oil paints and boards are conveniently supplied and included in the cost, and the tutor will take you on a journey of discovery with these colours that are used in the class. Suitable for painters of any experience.
A variety of brushes (ideally both synthetic and hoghair; filberts and flats; small up until 5cm wide). A variety of palette knives. Portrait photo printed of on a tablet. Pencil. Low-odour thinners. Ruler. Rags. Palette (large ceramic tile or traditional palette is recommended, otherwise palette paper pads will work just as well). Clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Oil paints and boards will be provided. A specific colour palette is provided (Alizarin Crimson, Red Cadmium, Lemon Yellow, Chrome Yellow, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, and Titanium White) but may want to bring in additional oil paints (recommended: Emerald Green, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber).
Please note: All 10, 8 and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.