Colour Harmony: Creating a Harmonious Palette

Subject: Painting
Dates: 5 April 2019 - 17 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Lily Gale
Full price
£ 385

This course will enable students to create harmonious palettes for painting and to make their own reference book of colour. Participants shall paint a range of colour harmonies beginning with studies inspired by the ancient palette ’coleurs austerie’ of the cave, then colour from ancient Egypt, Pompeii and the Renaissance.

These studies are supported by colour teachings from the visionary artist Cecil Collins R.A. when triadic and double triadic colour studies are explored, colour proportion is considered and colour is seen in a poetic way in relationship to times of day and night, nuance, mood and atmosphere. Students will learn how to make their own watercolours by making a shell pan watercolour of an earth pigment.

The colour studies are put into practice by painting a series of geometric flower paintings in different harmonies.

Who is this course for?

Suitable for beginners and practising artists.

What should I bring to class?

Please bring an artist's acid-free sketch/notebook approx. size A5 or A4 and good quality sable brushes such as Windsor and Newton Series 7 Watercolour (not miniature series) sizes 1 to 3.

All other materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?

Saturdays, 6, 13, 27 April and 11, 18 May 2019. There will be no class on 20 April and 4 May.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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Tutor biography

Lily Gale

Lily Gale (née Corbett) is a painter who studied drawing and painting with the visionary artist Cecil Collins from 1976 until 1989 and continues to teach his methods in life drawing. She also worked as a picture restorer and conserver for many years She completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2002.

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