Insights Into Art History

Colour | Art, Science & Psychology

Free Young People's Workshop

Free online workshop with The Courtauld Young People’s Programme
Suitable for ages 16-18

Discover colourful case studies in The Courtauld Collection with art historian Fran Herrick and relate these to contemporary artworks that continue a similarly bold and daring spirit of experimentation. Learn about the science of how we perceive colour, and how colour can have positive effects on human emotions and wellbeing. Hear about the inspiring Hospital Rooms project from its curator Natalie Tilbury, as a real-life example of art and colour helping people who are struggling with mental health. Finally, explore the history of colour and build your own home-made palette through an easy practical activity.

Please note: this event has already taken place.

Links to further reading and resources relating to this workshop can be found below.

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