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Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern


with Dr David Cranswick and Daniel Docherty


Cost: £385  Time:10:00-17:00


“A great week!’

Learn the alchemy and processes involved in making your own set of watercolour and gouache paints.

The roots, berries and minerals that we will be precipitating, grinding and binding, all

have layered correspondences that link to the planetary archetypes.

Using compasses and straight-edge we will create mandalas that also resonate with the planetary patterns.

The symbolism and character of colour in different traditions will be explored as we apply our paints to patterns to reveal works of dazzling beauty to adorn the home and nourish the soul. 

We’ll explore traditional palettes, colour theory and techniques and course participants will be

introduced to the language of colour and their archetypal realities.
Discover how to compose with colour through the use of harmonic triads, and how, through the use of major and minor relationships, one becomes aware of the profound correspondence between

chromatic structure and musical structure … 

“I learned more in five days than in three years of art at university!”

Further Information

25 April 2022
to 29 Apr 2022


Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom