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1 or 2 day Mixed Media - Exploring Colour through Abstraction

1 or 2 day Mixed Media - Exploring Colour through Abstraction

Course Provider: Amanda Duke Make Art

Contact Name: Amanda Duke

Telephone: 07549317037

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Morlands Farm,
Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield,
West Sussex

Course Length: 1 or 2 days

Price: £55

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1 day Mixed Media – Exploring Colour course
This course provides an opportunity to experiment with surprising colour combinations. Be prepared to take risks, let go of any usual painting habits, make an emotive response using acrylic and other paints, inks, collage and drawing materials to create intuitive abstract responses. Develop an understanding about colour mixing, selecting colour combinations, limited and unlimited colour, local and expressive colour. Become skillful at selecting, tearing, cutting, glueing, arranging visual elements to make a range of abstract collages from A4 – A2 size that show your instinctive and personal approaches.

2 day Mixed Media – Exploring Colour course
If you book the second day there will be even more time to develop and refine your ideas and your technical and aesthetic understanding. There will be some extension activities to tempt your appetite for colour including colour symbolism and working from observational sources.
One or Two Day Course

This aim of these courses is to provide you with the skills to:
• Immerse yourself and become confident in an experimental and risk taking approach to painting and colour mixing.
• Know about some simple colour theory and how colour can create space
• Be able to work intuitively and make an emotional connection to your colour selections
• The course is suitable for beginners, adults and those over 12. Any under 16s should be accompanied.
• Use a variety of materials and explore how to combine them

If you would like to secure a place on this course please contact Amanda for booking and payment details.

Amanda's background is in Fine Art and my current focus is to combine these skills with creative and experimental textile approaches. In recent years I have had enormous fun working with adults who have been generous in spirit, full of enthusiasm and quick to make progress with their creative ideas. I find endless joy in working with fabric and hand stitching and enjoy sharing this interest and learning with others.

What's included in the price?

Relaxed and informal yet busy and productive. There will be a 20 minute break at 11.30am and at 2pm finish time you are welcome to relax in the garden (without the usual entrance fee) and the prairie garden cafe will be open to purchase gorgeous sandwiches and cakes.

Other notes: Amanda has found in the past that students have very different rates of productivity when experimenting and making samples. You will be encouraged to make lots of experiments and all media will be provided.

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