Bow Skills Lab: Colour as Material

27 Feb 2019

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£5/£3 concessions

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Bow Arts Trust

United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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  • Bow Church (DLR), Bow Road (District Line)
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Colour intersects media ranging from painting, sculpture, and print to installation, digital, and fibre arts. This workshop will explore colour as a physical material providing insight and skills that can be applied to any practice.


Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

Ways of thinking about and using colour will be presented through hands-on colour experiments and group discussions.  Together we will examine colour behaviour and consider how colour traits are used to create a range of moods and effects.  We will reflect on colour’s relationship to surface, and consider different ways of selecting and structuring colour palettes which can be applied to work in any media.  You will also be introduced to Colour-Aid papers and techniques by Josef Albers.

This workshop is designed to be beneficial for all artists, whether you would like to use more colour in your work and may not have considered it formally since your foundation, or regularly work with colour and would like new insights and techniques.


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