Bradness Gallery 

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK.  Tel: 01273 400606

Colour Mixing and Colour Theory

2 day course with Emma Burnett  -  £270

In this course each person will each create their own fabulous scrapbook that will remind you about all you have learnt over the 2 days .  We will fill the scrapbook with annotated examples of mixed colours and colour theory.  You can then add to your scrapbook as you progress through your painting journey.


We will look at and understand

The colour wheel

Primary colours

Secondary colours

Tertiary colours

Cold colours

Warm colours

Colur harmony

Colur discord

Tonal values

Colour contrast and energy

Background colours

Paint quality

Fugitive colours

The effect of different papers; hot pressed and not hot pressed and absorbant

Earth tones

Desaturation of strong colours

Useful colours such as burnt umber


We will learn to mix a range of soft greys and natural tones and also a range of strong colours and understand why colour mixing can fail.  


We will look at famous artists and their use of colour and why it works.


All materials and scrapbook are provided.  Please bring brushes, and scissors for paper.