Bow Skills Lab: Colour as Material


27 Feb 2019
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Colour intersects media ranging from painting, sculpture, and print to installation, digital, and fibre arts.  This workshop will explore colour as a physical material providing insight and skills that can be applied to any practice. 

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

Ways of thinking about and using colour will be presented through hands-on colour experiments and group discussions.  Together we will examine colour behaviour and consider how colour traits are used to create a range of moods and effects.  We will reflect on colour’s relationship to surface, and consider different ways of selecting and structuring colour palettes which can be applied to work in any media.  You will also be introduced to Colour-Aid papers and techniques by Josef Albers.

This workshop is designed to be beneficial for all artists, whether you would like to use more colour in your work and may not have considered it formally since your foundation, or regularly work with colour and would like new insights and techniques.

Malina Busch Bio:

Malina Busch is an artist exploring colour as material across painting, sculpture, fibre art, and print.  She led a series of research workshops on colour for post-graduate students at the Slade School of Fine Art.  She also teaches at the Slade Summer School and is a Lecturer at Morley College where she delivers courses on colour theory, painting and drawing. 

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Tickets £3/5 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

Access Information

Bow Arts Courtyard room has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 5pm
Address: 181-183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area

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