When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Malina Busch
  • Course Code W21PDGA04B

What you will learn

Build confidence seeing and using colour in your creative work. This studio-based course is designed to help you develop direct and practical ways of working with colour; and give you an understanding of colour that can be applied to all areas of painting, art, and design. Through demonstrations, group discussion and class projects, you will learn how to select and organise different types of palettes, how to ‘key’ a palette, and how to use colour relationships to heighten mood and create expression in your own work.

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

  • Make visual judgements about a colour and identify colour characteristics
  • Develop an understanding of colour relationships and behaviour
  • Use colour palettes to create mood and expression
  • Develop an understanding of colour phenomena and how they can be used in art and design


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Your tutor will guide you through set studio activities which the whole group will do together. Class activities include: individual feedback and tuition, hands-on colour activities using paint and/or collage, group discussions, peer feedback, and material demonstrations.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for all levels.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, this course may be modified for online delivery using Teams and email.

    What you need

    Drawing paper, basic set of acrylic or gouache paint colours, a few paint brushes, glue stick and scissors

    What you can do next

    Further and part time fine art, design and fashion courses at Morley College.