When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor TBC MCA HPL - Grade H
  • Course Code K23MCAF08C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Develop a new understanding and confidence in your use of colour. Combining theory and practice, experimentation and intuition, this course is designed to improve your sensitivity to colour, offering an introduction to colour theory and how to apply it in practice. Colour is a fundamental aspect of creative work appealing to our senses of beauty and emotion. To give your work the maximum impact, it’s useful to understand essential rules that apply to the use of colour. Through structured exercises develop confidence and skill in mixing, imagining, organising and applying abstract colour using a variety of materials and techniques.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between tone, colour and composition
  • Communicate ideas and mood more clearly through palettes within own work
  • Improve skill in mixing, organising and applying materials including collage
  • Develop a painted colour swatch chart for future reference


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Through practical projects you'll explore the interaction of colour, colour mixing, the relationship between form and colour, and the spatial effects of colours. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for all levels of ability. It is open to anyone interested in developing skills in relation to colour and their own artistic practice.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The fee includes tuition and some materials. You may need to purchase your own additional materials as advised by your tutor.

    What you need

    You may need to purchase your own additional materials as advised by your tutor. We provide materials for onsite students at a cost-effective price.

    What you can do next

    Further and part time drawing & painting courses at Morley College, part-time and full-time fine art courses, BTEC, BA & MA