In-person course
in Ilminster

Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?

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Description

Our response to colour is direct and emotional. The natural world is replete with it, we cover our homes in it, our TV screens and devices are a-dazzle with it and we even dress ourselves in it, but many of us don’t actually think that deeply about colour at all. For the artist, however, colour has always represented an especial challenge. In this practical, four and a half day course, we will study colour’s rich social and cultural history, its geography and its language. We will also learn how artists in previous centuries found ways to master it, explore our own personal perception of colour and most importantly, develop a meaningful relationship with its enduring mysteries. Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday. Tutor Information David Chandler's weekly art classes have been running for fifteen years and are attended by more than eighty students. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. David is also the writer and presenter of Seeing Things, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM. He co-wrote the Sony album Promised Land in 1992 and previously wrote documentary for Channel 4 and biographical drama and comedy for BBC Radio. Violet Peck, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available from the Kindle Store.

What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise. The non-residential fee includes tuition, lunch, dinner and refreshments, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.

Duration

4½ days (9:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available

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Venue

Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • UK Holiday
  • Weekends
  • Parking provided
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
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