Emily Ball at Seawhite
Contemporary Drawing and Painting Courses
tHE POSSIBILITIES OF colour
With the dazzling colours of Summer still with us and the promise of the mellow colours of Autumn ahead, it's the perfect time to be inspired to work with colour in new and exciting ways.
Emily shares her thoughts on colour and we offer two wonderful courses, Colour the Language of Dreams with Julian Brown and An Orchestra of Colour with Emily Ball, which invite you to play, explore and enjoy painting with colour!
You are also invited to an early September show and talk, by artist Annabel Kapp, 'an artist who's work speaks of a deep connection to nature and the landscapes around her'.
Celebrating the natural envrionment and surroundings of Cuckmere Haven, The Lapwing Music Festival, marks the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn. WIth Seawhite Studio's Summer School at Cuckmere Haven, over for this year, it' another great opportunity to visit this stunning landscape and enjoy the work of musicians and writers.
This week we are announcing our exclusive 10% discount offer on our courses - not to be missed! You can go directly to the link in this newsletter - read more below.
Emily's thoughts on Colour
Colour is a powerful expressive tool in painting. On the summer school this year Katie led a short mediation all about looking at colour. She helped the students to relax and soften their gaze. They then looked at the space around them. As they continued to look at one area for a few minutes they began to see the layers of colour, shimmering and mixing. Their eyes were able to pick out the hints of reds, pinks that at a quick, first glance were not visible. Then they did small scale mark making with mixed media onto grey cardboard. They layered and layered the materials just to enjoy the happy accidents.
Colour can be enhanced and celebrated through observation but it can also be used in a pure form as an expression of mood and sensation. This expertise comes from playing fearlessly with combinations of colours; experimenting with colours laid on top of colours.
We have two short courses on offer to help artists become more confident with handling colour. Just click on the course titles below to the link for online booking.
Tutor: Julian Brown
Tutor: Emily Ball
'I do not discriminate with my choice of colours. I think they are all magical in different contexts. The colours that evolve within a painting are partly intuitive, and partly borrowed from observations of colour from my surroundings. I deliberately animate my paintings and the subject using combinations of colours that ignite the senses. They have to feel tangible, irresistible and beautiful in their own way; popping, shimmering or hovering. I love the visual complexity of the reactions when colour is placed on top of another colour; increasing the sensation of spaciousness, illuminating the whole image, suggesting a mood and a physical presence. I like to be continually surprised by my use of colour and paint".
If you are inspired and excited by our feature - don't miss our summer discount offer on our wonderful programme of courses - book your course online before 1st September, using the coupon code below, and you will receive a discount of 10% on the courses you book.
Book your course online and use the coupon code CREATIVITY10 at the checkout, to secure your discount. (Just write the code in where it asks for a coupon and it will automatically deduct the discount from the cost of the course). Visit our web site to choose your course/s: www.emilyballatseawhite.co.uk.
Annabel Kapp invites you to an exhibition of her recent paintings at The Christian Community, Forest Row RH18 5DZ from 10th August to 15th September.
Opening times are on the poster above and on Thursday 6th September there will be an evening viewing from 5.30 - 6.45pm with a talk by Annabel in the gallery.
There is information on how to get there on her new website as well as images of the work in the show. www.annabelkapp.com
Tickets £40, Under 16 £5, Lunch £35
Festival Pass £175 (saving of £20)
All tickets include drinks and canapés
Juliet Nicolson is guest speaker for the 2018 Festival Lunch. She is the author of the best-selling novels Abdication and A House Full of Daughters. She will discuss how iconic structures such as the Coastguard Cottages contribute to our cultural identity and sense of place. Lunch tickets include 3-courses, drinks and a chance to meet the festival artists.
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