Colour Awareness Online Art Course (B3)

Tutored by Alan Dedman BA, RAS, PGCE

The Colour Awareness Course is a Short Course

If you’d like to know more about using colours effectively, the Colour Awareness Course from London Art College is the perfect choice. A fun, detailed discussion of colour theory and application, this course will build your confidence in the use of colour, whether you’re using colouring at work or at home.

From gardeners, to designers, artists and enthusiasts, understanding how colour works can be an essential skill. The Colour Awareness Course is designed to explore how colours interact and affect people in their daily lives.

It will also help you to improve your application of colours and give you a working knowledge of how colours are formed, as well as how they’re perceived by different people.

It’s a fascinating and rewarding study that can take your work in surprising and exciting new directions. Course subjects include:

  • Colour contrast
  • Materials
  • Colour wheel
  • Colour perception and context 
  • Analysis of colour
  • Application of theory to design and print.

From evoking memories to improving your artwork, colour can be a powerful tool. This course is about improving your understanding of this tool and broadening your skills.

The course will provide a range of practical exercises and ideas that you can try out at your leisure. Share your results with other students online and experiment with new ideas in your work. And get support and feedback from a dedicated tutor.

Flexible, fun and extremely useful, this correspondence course is an essential choice for anyone who wants a more colourful life.

Student Artwork by Tanya Bowles

Student Artwork (detail) by Tanya Bowles

Course Prices

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Critiques online or via Regular Mail

Students are able to upload their artwork to the 'The Art Room' on our website. Each student is given a unique username and password on enrolment for their own private section in The Art Room. Students can upload their artwork for the tutor to collect and critique. The tutor will then upload feedback for the student to download. If you do not have facilities to upload your artwork, you can mail your artwork to the tutors centre and receive your artwork back with your critique. It is essential you label all packages/artwork with your student number.

Student Artwork by Brian Otley & Tessa Jones

Student Artwork by Brian Otley & Tessa Jones (detail)

Tutor Support

All our courses are written to be complete in themselves. However we realise that students may appreciate being able to get clarification about various things as they work through their programme as well wanting reassurance that they are putting techniques into practice effectively. The tutors provide the technical support to deal with relevant queries.

Most courses have their own dedicated Tutor. The tutor keeps the course up to date and relevant to today's students. They are available to the individual student for advice and encouragement. Each course has regular exercises and assignments that are constructed in such a way as to give the student the opportunity to practice the techniques learnt on the course and to test themselves as they go along. The student is encouraged to submit the assignment work to the college for the tutor to critique. The student's work will be returned together with the tutor's personal critique. On many courses the assignment work may be suitable for inclusion in a student's Portfolio of Work that could be very useful later. The college will use the assignments submitted as the basis for any award of a letter, certificate or diploma.

Student Artwork by Mike Crossley

Duration and Experience

The expected duration of this course is approximately 4-6 months although the college allows students up to two years to complete their studies.This course is suitable for students with previous experience in drawing and painting.

Course Content

The following is an overview of some of the areas that are covered in the course.

Media: Equipment used

Subject: Areas covered

Techniques: Skills developed


Colour awareness
Colour perception
Colour contrast
Analysis of colour

Colour wheel
Complementary colours
Using a claude mirror

Samples pages from this course

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Sample Images from the course

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Enjoy a More Colourful Life with the Colour Awareness Course.

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