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 create their own reference scrapbook that will remind you about all you have learnt over the 2 days.  

We will use the scrapbook for annotated examples of mixed colours and colour theory.  

You can then add to your scrapbook as you progress over time.


What is covered


We will look at and understand

The colour wheel

Primary colours

Secondary colours

Tertiary colours

Cold colours

Warm colours

Colour harmony

Colour 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 mixing colours such as burnt umber


We will learn to mix a range of soft greys and natural tones as well as other colours such as mauve that can't be bought.  

We will understand why colour mixing can fail.  


We will look at famous artists and their use of colour and why it works and the purpose of different colous within a painting.


All materials and scrapbook are provided.  


Course Dates


Saturday and Sunday the 27th and 28th April 2019  -  2 places left


Wednesday and Thursday the 24th and 25th July 2019