Colour at Play

A practical online course that shows you how to play with colour

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Colour at Play explained!

Colour at Play is a course in seven sections.

It builds your confidence for playing with colour as you go, and is designed to help you cultivate your appreciation for the colours of daily life. There are no colour wheels or colour theory here; rather, this course is about developing confidence with colour through the transformative power of play. I'll be leading you on this journey, where I'm happy to serve as your enthusiastic colour-appreciator and enabler of daily colour play.

The course provides structure

As you progress through the seven sections of the course, you'll find different things to try out, each of which will give you new kinds of colour experiences. In the course environment, you can see your progress as you go.

The course helps you record your colour journey

You can use a Bullet Journal, a notepad, a photo-album or any other means to record your colour journey on this course. However, each section also comes with printable worksheets that enable you to easily record your experiences. Print and fill them out to build a little portfolio of your experiences here.

Colour at Play is quick and easy, and you don't need fancy stuff!

  • Most of the videos in this course are around five minutes long.
  • The creative exercises are designed to fit easily into ordinary life.
  • This is not a knitting course (though there is one optional swatching task).

You don't need any special equipment for this course - there's a Materials List further down this page - and you don't need tons of time. The whole premise for Colour at Play is that the ideas can be easily practiced every day, in and around (and as part of) the busy stuff of life. Don't wait for a three day colour contemplation retreat to learn more about colour. Instead, join me and discover how you can sneak colour contemplation into everyday moments like making the lunch, taking a ten minute break from your desk, or going for a walk in your local neighbourhood.

Materials List


  • Basic set of 10 - 12 coloured pencils.
  • A good sharpener.
  • Bullet Journal, notepad, photo-album or folder (binder) in which to build your record of this course.
  • An everyday inspiration source: favourite fabric prints, preferred biscuit tin, packet of tea with colours you think look great etc.

Things to start gathering to use during the course

  • Tester strips (paint chips) from the paint shop (you can normally get these for free).
  • Clean dry egg-shells (rinse and dry out in a warm place; stack carefully).
  • Used postage stamps printed with colours you like.
  • Scraps of paper (wrapping paper, envelopes and fliers etc.) for your colour stash.

Optional extras you may want to buy

  • Shade-cards from the yarn shop.
  • Knitting supplies: oddments of fingering-weight yarn in a range of colours and appropriately-sized needles (2.5 - 3.25mm)
  • Makeup, accessories and machine dye (for Wearing Colours Everyday)
  • Stationery (for Making Time to Play Right Now)

Course Curriculum

Your Instructor

Felicity (Felix) Ford
Felicity (Felix) Ford

Felix has been a practising artist for over twenty years. She loves how creative practice can deepen our appreciation for daily life, and bring us home to ourselves. It is this possibility that she is most passionate about sharing through teaching. She has published several books on translating everyday life into stranded colourwork, all of which can be found in her online shop. She lives by the sea and is astonished every day by its colours.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts in March and once you have enrolled in Colour at Play you have access to the course for as long as you like; it doesn't go away.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.

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