Rhythm through Colour with Sarah Campbell

When and Where

5 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019 (10 hours, 2 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Sarah Campbell
Course code

What you will learn

Students will be spending time mixing and experimenting with coloured gouache paints to explore and enjoy the power of colour in textile design. All abilities and skill levels are welcome and there is no pressure to produce finished work. It is a course to enjoy an inspiring time and to learn and practise new skills to take home. Some materials are supplied but you are encouraged to bring your own favourite brushes, gouache paints and sketchbooks.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • feel confident in making marks on paper
  • have an understanding of the purpose and power of design in textiles
  • understand and make simple repeats by hand
  • enjoy planning, painting, and executing designs
  • make a cohesive colour statement within a design or painting

Class format and activities

We will look at and discuss examples of work each day.
Sarah will show and talk about examples of paintings and patterns on cloth and paper, mostly taken from the archive of her own work.

Students will work at first on rolls of paper (provided) which will allow us to keep a visual 'diary' of mark-making progress.

Students may paint from reference, observation, imagination.

Students will have practice in colour balancing and mixing. Thus, as the days progress, students will build a body of work around chosen themes and types, patterns.

Students will develop a little portfolio of work that reflects their discoveries and interests; this work will not necessarily need to be finished to be useful.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

An open mind, a keen eye and an interest in pattern.

What you will need for your class

The college and I will supply the basics, including rolls of paper (for a small cost) and we will discuss anything special week by week, but for the first day it's a good idea to bring any usual art materials – gouache paint and any brushes that you particularly like to use.

tracing paper

any scrap of cloth, colour, print that has meaning for you – useful to look at together, discuss and possibly use as a starting point..

What you can do next

There are many courses at Morley to develop skills in textile design, printing, making etc.

The tutor will be running two further courses at Morley, which will concentrate painting directly onto cloth.