Gain knowledge about colour, light and material – and how to apply it in your design by trend forecasters, material specialists, colour experts and light designers. The International Colour Workshop is a five (5) day course in Mariefred just outside Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop starts with our popular NCS Colour Trend Talk where you will gain insight in how colour trends evolve, what factors that are driving the colour directions and what the Colour Trends for 2020+ are. Followed by colour psychology and how to use material and light to affect the appearance of a colour. During the workshop you will be able to apply your gained knowledge to a customised colour project.
- Colour trends, their drivers and how to use them
- Colour psychology, how colour affect us
- Sustainable materials, how their attribute affects the colour appearance
- The relationship between light and colours
- Create your own colour design project
why take the course
- Learn how colour trends evolve and how to interpret them
- Make correct colour decisions to reach the desired result
- Explore how light effects colour
- Master the complexity of choosing the right colour based on material, design and target group
Who is this course for
International Colour Workshop is intended for professionals who work, and/or would like to work more with colour in architecture, design, interior design as well as professionals advising in colours (e.g. paint shop staff) that want to improve colour knowledge and stretch the limits of colour in design. Included is the course NCS in Design which gives you a basic colour knowledge.
The course fee includes all meals, a single room accommodation, field trips and bus transfer to and from NCS Colour, Stockholm to the course location, Mariefred. After finishing the course, the participants will receive a diploma.
Karl Johan Bertilsson has over thirty years experience in colour and education field. He’s experienced in exterior, interior, furniture and products design with colour and colour trends. Karl Johan has been on the board of directors of Color Marketing Group (CMG) in USA. Today he’s the Creative Director at NCS Colour and work with trend forecast and gives lectures at different fairs around the globe
Berit Bergström has a lengthy experience giving colour courses and presentations worldwide in NCS on a very high level. She has carried out colour design courses for countless paint industries worldwide and has carried out a colour research project. Mrs Bergström has also been the Vice President of AIC, during 2006 to 2013
Bengt Ahlin is a colour and light designer who works with projects in both the public and private sectors in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Since 2007 he teaches in colour theory and light design.
Björn Florman comes from the Material Library (Materialbiblioteket) and has a solid knowledge and insight into the material world.
Not least in environmental smart material choices that are one of the parts of the workshop, especially in regard how they affect the environment, how to work sustainably with materials and materials’ relation to colour – and the complexity surrounding this.
- Duration: 5 days
- Date: June 24th-28th, 2019
- Language: English
- Location: Gripsholms Värdshus, Mariefred, Sweden
- Transfer: NCS Colour, Stockholm-Mariefred (round-trip)
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