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F12 Observation & Colour- Still Life Painting With Eye & Brain (4 Days)


Course Information

Slade School of Art


08 - 11 April 2024/ 4 Days


Tutor(s): Kate Hopkins

This course is suitable for varying levels of experience. From beginners to painters with an independent practice. Some previous experience in drawing will be helpful.

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Administrator: Lea Collet
Course Description

This 4-day course teaches strategies that inform observational painting. It is designed to help you set up and respond in more nuanced ways to a still-life practice, by offering further perceptual insights with the potential for inspiring new ideas. 


You will learn: to carefully and effectively observe relationships between objects and the space they occupy; how to use colour to create illusions of light and form - a 'pictorial colour space'; and to consider colour relationships (perceived and on the palette), illusory edges and other phenomena. 


In addition, you will develop your awareness of the surprising issues of our perception of size, shape and colour involved in still life painting. This practical course will reveal unexpected phenomena about how we perceive the world. Through daily practical painting exercises and talks, you will scrutinise scale, shape, tone and colour, and consider painting in the light shed by the psychology and neuroscience of vision.


Eye and Brain: This drawing and painting course is inspired by Eye and Brainby Richard L. Gregory, explaining how we see and what we see, including the strange phenomena of illusions” alongside more recent developments in cognitive neuroscience.


Please Read Slade’s Terms & Conditions: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/shortcourses/evening-courses#general-information

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08/04/202411/04/2024£324.00[Read More]

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