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Exploring Colour: Arts and Crafts Movement - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Mixed Level
14:00 - 16:30
4 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.

During this course we will explore colour usage starting with a simple exercises relating to colour tone and hue combined with use of loose colour washes before progressing on to studies informed by the artists of the Arts and Crafts movement and their use of line and wash.We will refer to the colour wheel and use of primary, secondary and colour opposites.
Inspired by the reformist passion of figures such as William Morris and John Ruskin, the Arts and Crafts movement had a huge effect on Victorian society. Its advocates looked to history and to the countryside to counteract the damaging effects of industrial production, developing a quietly revolutionary new take on domestic design. As we progress we will look at how artists such as Charles and Margaret Mackintosh explored use of line and limited colour palette

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Cas Holmes

Cas Holmes is a professional fine artist with over thirty years experience. She trained in the UK at UCA Maidstone and also in Japan, India and Canada. She teaches internationally and is the author of The Found Object in Textile Art, Connected Cloth and soon to be published Stitch Stories.

View all courses taught by Cas Holmes here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. You will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as you would in the classroom (speaking and listening).

There will be a combination of demonstrations and discussion in a workshop based course where students will be encouraged to work individually in applying techniques, and develop ideas in mixed media.

What do I need to have with me?

For this course, please have the following items with you:-

- Watercolour or other paint media and equipment. Small pots for water
- Basic drawing media including black fine point pens or a biro (waterproof and non waterproof) dipping pens if you have them.
- Watercolour paper or good cartridge drawing paper.
- Masking tape.

- Work from drawings or photographs made outside or collect references from books and internet.
- Any references you can find relating to the garden/ landscape and to share with others. Sources could be magazines, photos, own studies, objects, music, poems

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

For improvers or those with some experience.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code MAI/104916/J/NC.

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