experienceCOLOUR is an international exhibition that will be hosted at the Glasshouse in Stourbridge from the 29th August to 14th October. This unique exhibition presents Goethe's research on colour in a series of interactive exhibits which allow the visitor to explore phenomena and experiment with colour. Developed in Switzerland, this exhibition is the first of its kind to be hosted in the UK.

experienceCOLOUR is ideal for school trips and offers huge potential for cross curricular learning. The Teachers Conference is a great opportunity for professional development in the science of light and colour and to find out how to get the best out of a school visit to the exhibition. 

Conference Programme 

Wednesday 29th August

18:00 - 20:00 Introductory lecture

'Colour as Mediator Between Object and Subject' Johannes Kuhl, Leader of the Science Section at the Goetheanum 

Guided tour of the Exhibition with Mattias Rang and Nora Lobe

Thursday 30th August

09:00 - 10:30 LIGHT and DARKNESS: Shadows and coloured shadow exhibits: bright shadow cube, shadows from different light sources, coloured shadow stage 

11:00 - 12:30 SYMMETRIES OF COLOUR APPEARANCE: complementarity and colour mixing, additive and subtractive mixing 

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break 

14:00 - 15:00 Time in exhibition with team, practical aspects of bringing students to the exhibition

15:00 - 16:30 SUNSETS and BLUE SKIES: Colours Arising from Colourless Conditions Part 1: Turbidity exhibits, scattering - archetypal colour phenomena. 

16:30 - 16:45 - Break 

16:45 - 18:00 RAINBOWS and PRISMS: Colours Arising from Colourless Conditions Part 2: Transparent media exhibits, refraction and dispersion - border spectra and complementarity. 

18:00 - 18:30 REVIEW 

Friday 31st August 

09:00 - 10:30 THE FULL SPECTRUM, Newton and Goethe Discussion. Refraction and dispersion - border spectra and complementarity. 

10:30 - Break 

11:00 - 12:30 GLORIES and GRATINGS: Colours Arising from Colourless Conditions Part 3: Fine patterns exhibits: diffraction and the full arc of colour phenomena. Closing talk on the arising of colour from colourless conditions. 

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 - 15:00 Guided time in Exhibition with the team/ practical elements of visiting the Exhibition 

15:00 - 16:30 SENSE PERCEPTION and SOUL RESPONSE: after-images, illumination, the work of Michael Wilson, artwork.

16:30 - 17:00 Closing talk and final Q&A

Come and join us for this unique, exciting and inspiring event!

Refreshments and lunch on Thursday and Friday included in conference fee. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking your place. 

Concessions are available for groups of teachers from a single school, or for individual teachers depending on circumstances. Please enquire about concessions to Alexander Murrell at Wynstones School . 

Please Contact Us for more information. 

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