Colour Workshop

For Textilers

Tutors - Reece Scannell & Jan Frazer

If you struggle with colour with what to choose or what to use where, or maybe on a plateau and need to move forward.
This class provides the answers.

The aim of this 6 hour project is to gain a heightened understanding of colour through a set of comprehensive and challenging exercises dealing with the use of colour in history, art, architecture, fashion and textile resulting in the creation of an individual and personal colour reference system applicable to textile works and contemporary quilting.

Workshop & Colour Talk


Colour theory, the symbolic meaning of colours, identification of colour base sources, likes/dislikes, period/ethnic colours and defining life times through colour.

Different effects of light and colour through nature in the Australian landscape. What is a grey scale? How to use it.

Understanding intensity, the colour wheel, contrast and harmony. Your personal relationship to colour: associations and emotional response. Creating illusion with colour and textile analyses. Quilt and Textile art evaluation and critique.

Workshop Activity: Learn Useful Skills
Learn Useful Skills
Workshop Activity: Challenging Exercises
Challenging Exercises
Workshop Activity: What is Colour Kitsch
Workshop Activity: Colour Scale
Colour Scale
Workshop Activity: Ayers Rock Panorama to Demonstrate Natural Colour
Ayers Rock
Workshop Activity: Learn to Control Colour
Learn to Control Colour
Workshop Activity: Jan Frazer Artworks
Workshop Activity: Create Your Own System
Create Your Own System
Workshop Activity: Quilt Evaluation
Quilt Evaluation
Workshop Activity: Create Your Colour Wheel
Colour Wheel
Workshop Activity: Colour and Meaning
Colour and Meaning

1 Day, Six Hours, 20 Participants, Suitable for All Levels Beginner to Advanced

Each student is supplied with a comprehensive kit of textiles, worksheets and formulas to complete all exercises. Creating your own individual, personal colour reference system to take home.

Jan Frazer will also analyse several award-winning quilt masterpieces.
2 Hour Textile Presentation and Colour Talk - Reece Scannell.

This informative presentation is a Highlighted version of the colour workshop where groups will be introduced to the unique range of textiles and artworks made from them. A limited range of textiles and kits will be available for purchase on the day.

Please contact us for details about class structure and costs.