ABSTRACT COLOUR is a new 2 week workshop with artist Wilma Tabacco!
This class will give you an understanding of the capacity of colour, and how it can be used to create dramatic, atmospheric, optical and spatial effects! We’ll explore these effects through experiments in colour mixing systems based on historical Western colour theories, then create abstract works where the main content is colour itself.
Creating colour: You will create a series of experimental abstract works with a particular focus on the subjective and cultural nature of colour preferences.
Rethinking colour: We will elaborate and refine one or two of the experimental works made in the first session with the aim of enhancing the expressive colour effects desired. Discussion on the effects, both perceived and actual, embodied in the colour choices will be conducted throughout the day both individually and in group critiques.
10th and 17th November
10am – 4pm
Tutor: Wilma Tabacco
PLACES ARE LIMITED
$390 / $350 Concession
Beginners to experienced artists, all are welcome!
– 2 painting supports sized around 40 x 50cm for Week 1
Either stretched canvas, canvas sheet or wood panel
*One painting support needs to be ruled into equal squares or rectangles in pencil, minimum 12 squares, maximum 16
– 1 painting support in a size of your choosing for Week 2
– Notebook and pencil
– Acrylic or oil paint in these colours:
Dark blue, dark green, yellow, red, crimson, orange, white, preferred mixing medium
– Palette, palette knives, brushes
– Paint cleaning materials
– Something for storing paint colours you’ve mixed
– Cartridge paper
– Select drawing materials
– We have some acrylic paints available
– Plastic containers for storing mixed colours
SOME ABSTRACTION BOOKS TO EXPLORE PRIOR TO CLASS
Chromatopia, An Illustrated History of Colour
Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
Colour and Culture. Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction
Colour and Meaning. Art, Science and Symbolism
The Elements of Colour
The Mind’s Eye: Bridget Riley Collected Writings 1965-1999