The theme was synaesthesia, a theory that we can be influenced in art by music, colours, smell and even taste. The artists Kandinsky, Klee, van Gogh and the two Delauneys are believed to work to this theory. So our day started with a look at some of these artists.
Then the morning was taken up with mark making and colour marking to various music genre, starting with the pianist Andrew Wilde playing Haydn, Grieg and Chopin. But Queen, Muddy Waters, Michael Buble, Madeleine Peyroux and Charlie Parker all got a hearing. It was good to see how different rhythms and styles influenced the results.
Lunch comes as a welcome break.
In the afternoon session each one takes a reference from the morning's experiments. And with some input from a chosen artist, such as Mondrian, works up those ideas.