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Short courses at Slade School of Fine Art

From: Sarah Eleni Pinchin <sarah.pinchin>
Date: Monday, July 3, 2006
Slade Summer School
2006 Short Courses

A few places are still available on the following courses:

Colour in Practice
14-25 August, 2006
2 weeks

    This course is designed for painters who have a basic knowledge
    of colour and are interested in exploring the subject further,
    or those working in visual or media fields.

    Colour is explored through practice and critiques, lectures and
    seminars. Colour science is interwoven with artistic analysis.
    Subjects explored will include perception, light, texture,
    scale, articulation of form and spatial dimensions through
    colour, the mixing of colours and the fundamentals of

    The emphasis will be on the development of ideas, preparation
    and process. Students will experiment with the medium and
    develop their research skills. A wide range of materials will be
    used including paint (pigments and binders) coloured papers and
    stencils, digital and photographic source material.

    Course overview:

        Week 1:

            *   Dimensions of colour, hue, tone, saturation and
            *   Colour interactions, families of colour,colour
                differences, complementaries and contrasts
            *   The nature of pigments, binders and mediums,
                supports and grounds, making paint.

        Week 2:

            *   Mixed and broken colours, working on different
                coloured grounds
            *   Interpret our personal ideas and own sense of colour
            *   Explore digital colours, the history of colour
                spaces and the difference between screen (RGB) and
                print (CMYK), colour correction and filters in
            *   Explore the screen colour calibrator, the colour
                gamut of film, in television, computer and ink

    Course fee UKP 550

Introduction to Materials
24-28 July, 2006
5 days

    This course is suitable for both enthusiastic beginners and
    experienced painters alike. The course offers the opportunity to
    experiment with both traditional and modern media. Beginning
    with the selection and preparation of painting surfaces and
    grounds, students will then produce their own oil and
    water-based colours from dry pigments and investigate the
    relative strengths of various pigment types. Newly developed
    painting media will also be investigated, with ample time for
    informal discussion and questioning. At the conclusion the
    workshops will have provided students with useful hands-on
    experience that can be carried forward into their own work.

    Course overview:

        *   Anatomy of a painting
        *   Cotton duck
        *   Linen canvas stretching, sizing and priming
        *   Stretch and prime papers
        *   Gesso panels
        *   Acrylic primed panels
        *   Other traditional panels
        *   Make ultramarine oil colour
        *   Prepare mediums for oils
        *   Creating various surfaces
        *   Image transfer
        *   Fresco
        *   Egg Tempera
        *   Students make own oil colours of choice
        *   Traditional and modern watercolours
        *   Oil pastels
        *   Iron
        *   Gall Ink
        *   Encaustic

    Course fee UKP 280

Special prices are available for full-time students:  please contact
the course coordinator at slade.summer [at] ucl__ac__uk for more

    The Slade School of Fine Art
    University College London
    Gower Street
    London WC1E 6BT
    +44 20 7679 7772
    Facsimile +44 20 7679 7801
    slade.summer [at] ucl__ac__uk

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