Colour workshop with Simon Dunstan


Sunday 12th February, 10.00am-4.00pm

NB If the course is out of stock or new dates are about to be released you can now be added to our Waiting list. You will receive an email with further information once the new dates have been set.

For many artists colour is at the heart of what they do. We can live without colour but we would never feel alive. Colour is the juice of visual experience and yet it has an ephemeral quality, hard to pin down, constantly changing.

Although colour is mysterious we can find reliable strategies for working with it. This workshop will give you the basics of colour theory and a set of principles to work with so that you will be able to accurately mix the colours that you see.

We will work with oil paint and paint from some simple still life setups.

Simon will demonstrate and tutor you throughout the day.

  • 10.00am Arrival and setup.
  • 11.30am coffee break
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 4.00pm close

We make a modest charge of £10 for coffees and Lunch. We eat together ‘at table’ but you are welcome to bring your own food if you choose.

Suggested equipment

Artist quality oil paint:

  • Titanium White
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian or Pthalocyanin Blue (green shade)
  • Cadmium red
  • Alizarin Crimson (or Quinacridone Rose),
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow Pale or Cadmium Lemon

Tools and other consumables:

  • A bristle brush or two
  • A palette knife
  • White spirit in a jamjar
  • Some kitchen roll
  • A board or canvas to paint on.

We usually have all of the above for sale in the studio however let us know if you intend to buy the materials from us so that we can be sure to have them in stock. Online retailers like Jackson’s have a good range available.

About Simon

Simon has worked in digital imaging, film and television and for the past twenty years has organised art workshops and continues to paint. He organises the Dulwich Art Group and School.

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